Sale of Animals in Pet Stores
The Anti-Cruelty Society is strongly opposed to the sale of companion animals through pet stores and similar outlets (i.e. puppy mills and indiscriminate breeders). Investigations have exposed cruel and inhumane conditions in many such establishments; including overcrowding, filth, inadequate shelter, and lack of food, water, and veterinary care.
The Anti-Cruelty Society supports work being done to enforce licensing and operational requirements of the federal Animal Welfare Act, which would abolish "Puppy mills" as they are now.