National Puppy Mill Survivor Day for the year 2024 is celebrated/observed on Saturday, September 30th. There are until the next observance.
Every year on September 30, National Puppy Mill Survivor Day is observed. It’s a day to honor all of the dogs rescued from puppy mills, as well as those who never made it out. It is held on the final day of Puppy Mill Awareness Month and attempts to raise awareness about the relationship between puppy mills and the pet stores and websites where their puppies are sold. Bailing Out Benji created this day in September 2021 to draw attention to the dogs that have been saved from this heinous business.
📆 When is National Puppy Mill Survivor Day?
This year, National Puppy Mill Survivor Day is on September 30th. It is the 5th Saturday in September; in 2024, it is on Monday.
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📜 History of National Puppy Mill Survivor Day
Puppies from puppy mills are usually housed in tiny wire cages that look like rabbit hutches or chicken coops. Furthermore, veterinary treatment for these puppies was frequently ignored owing to a shortage of funding. By the mid-1960s, a home was considered complete without a dog.
As a result, organizations like the Humane Society of the United States began to investigate breeding facilities, leading to the passage of the Animal Welfare Act on August 24, 1966.
According to the US Department of Agriculture, there are currently between 2,000 and 3,000 federally recognized commercial breeding facilities in the United States. The Humane Society of the United States (H.S.U.S.) reports that over 176,088 dogs are held for breeding at USDA-approved facilities each year, with roughly 2.15 million pups sold. Many of these puppies may be purchased on the internet.
☑️ National Puppy Mill Survivor Day facts
✅ 10,000 puppy mills
There are an estimated 10,000 puppy mills in the United States.
✅ Average number of puppies
Each female dog has four puppies on average every year.
✅ 1.2 million puppies annually
Each year, these licensed facilities breed almost 1.2 million pups.
✨ Things to do on National Puppy Mill Survivor Day
⚡ Share online
You may commemorate the day by posting photographs of your puppy mill survivor on social media. You may also post educational information from national nonprofit organizations that teach about puppy mills, as well as tag the rescue from which you adopted them.
⚡ Adopt an animal
Adopting your own dog is a great way to counteract the puppy business. Make sure to spread the news so that others can emulate your success.
⚡ Donate funds
There are other ways to help if you are unable to commit to caring for a dog. Donate money to rescue groups and animal shelters to help pups in need.
📅 National Puppy Mill Survivor Day Observances
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