By Margaret Cloud
March 25, 2007
Kara Jeanne Blazier's response is so typical of the breeder.
She claims that she is only breeding dogs with the desired characteristics
but it is completely impossible to predict the characterists
of the pups. So what happens to those dogs that do not make
the grade? They are dumped at shelters if they are lucky but
most are disposed of by dumping them along a rural road or they
shot/drowned. She very falsely states that she is "willing
to bet that for every dog sitting in a shelter there are 20 more
in a loving and caring home being spoiled rotten." I wish
that were so. Her statistics are the opposite of reality - for
every dog in a loving and caring home there are 20 slated for
death. Every year at least 5 million animals are euthanized
annually in the United States with at least 55% of the dogs entering
shelters/pound being killed. I know of pounds where the kill
rate is as high as 95%. On average, 25% of the dogs entering
shelters/pounds are purebred. In addition to the dogs entering
shelters and pounds, thousands of dogs are killed on roadways
after being dumped, starve to death, or are killed by larger
animals. Each day 10,000 humans are born in the U.S. - and each
day 70,000 puppies and kittens are born. Put another way, for
every person that is born, 15 dogs and 45 cats are also born.
People can check the site for more statistics.
Pet stores usually buy dogs from back yard breeders or puppy
mills, huge facilities with often hundreds of breeder dogs that
are kept in very poor conditions all of their lives until they
are no longer able to breed and then either dumped at shelters,
killed, or die due to extreme illness, disease, and/or neglect.
Most pet store pups are of inferior quality (if we want to use
a very technical term) and a huge number are so unhealthy that
they are chronically ill or die soon after purchase. Pennsylvania
is possibly the worst state for puppy mills. Just this week
167 adults and pups were killed in a puppy mill fire. Many back
year breeders also do not follow good breeding practices and
many of the pups are the result of in-breeding, resulting in
pups with deformities and chronic health issues.
Do not believe the breeder lies. Again, never buy any dog or
cat from a breeder. If a person wants a pure bred dog check,
www.petfinder.org to find thousands of dogs needing homes in
pounds and shelters across the United States. Save a shelter
dog and demand that all breeders be stopped. Spay and neuter
all dogs and cats.
Received March 25, 2007 - Published March 25, 2007
About: "Owner of four
abandoned dogs: two pure bred Chows Chows that we rescued off
the side of a rural road an 1/8 mile from the driveway where
they were dumped to die with one near death, a mixed breed female
left at the end of the driveway with a plate of dry food, and
the fourth left behind as a very young pup. I also rescued about
20 dogs in one year from within half a mile of the driveway,
including a whole litter of Border Collie mix pups and a tiny
Greyhound mix pup. In addition I helped form a coalition in
2005 to obtain a $10,000 grant from Yakama Nation Legends Casino
to provide free altering of dogs in the lower Yakima Valley area
to aid in reducing the number of puppies being born."
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