Cats Against Puppy Mills

What’s that hissing sound? Can you hear it?

We at the ASPCA understand cats. And we definitely understand that particular hiss: it’s the sound of cats all over America pissed off about puppy mills.

You see, cats feel a strong connection to their canine friends, and they are sick and tired of the way dogs are treated in puppy mills!  Cats don’t want to see dogs suffer in the cruel environment of a puppy mill. Dogs living in puppy mills typically spend their entire lives in tiny cages with wire floors, stacked on top of one another.  They often suffer from lack of proper nutrition, socialization and veterinary care.  Female dogs are forced to bear litter after litter without any break for their bodies to recover.

Cats know that most pet store puppies come from puppy mills, so they’re joining the ASPCA’s No Pet Store Puppies campaign by asking their human friends not to buy anything—no kitty litter, no cat food, no toys, not anything—in pet stores that sell puppies.

What you can do

1.    Take the No Pet Store Puppies Pledge not to buy anything from pet stores that sell puppies!

2.    Share the Badge

After you’ve signed the pledge, share one of the new Cats Against Puppy Mills badges on your social networks. We promise your friends will think you’re the cat’s meow!  Click on the thumbnail to see the large image!


3.    Join the conversation

Let the world know how you feel about puppy mills by tweeting messages and posting them to your facebook page.  Don’t forget to include the #CatsAgainstPuppyMills hashtag to become part of the conversation. Here are a few examples you can use:

"Meow! Cats across America are calling for an end to puppy mills—I just joined them! #CatsAgainstPuppyMills"

"Meow! I just joined an army of cats fighting against puppy mills—check it out! #CatsAgainstPuppyMills"

4. Watch the Video – And Share it! 

Check out the No Pet Store Puppies snarky mascot as he schools oblivious customers shopping in a pet store that sells puppies!  Then share the video!


Here is the link and below is the embed code!

5. Adopt, Don’t Shop

If you are planning on bringing a new a puppy into your home, make adoption your first option! Spread the word to friends who are looking for a new pup.  Explain to them that most pet store puppies come from puppy mills, and let them know there are perfectly adorable dogs—and cats!—waiting to be adopted at your local shelter.