Sunday, September 6, 2009


This week Confucius Cat is asking all of us to collectively purr to end puppy mills. We are also adding that we should purr to end cattery's who have no business being in business if they don't take their responsibility to take care of their animals honestly and consistently.

We really had to hold our momma back this week because we didn't want our bloggy to become R rated for momma going on a RAMPAGE against puppy mills. You see, our momma has done rescue for about 25 years so she's seen more than most, and much more than she'll ever want to see again. There is nothing lovely or loving or humane or beneficial in a puppy mill. Dogs live their entire lives in little cages and are treated worse than cattle because generally there are no inspections of the animal management from the state or the department of agriculture - until it's too late for a lot of the dogs that have been living in horror since the time they were born.
 The only home they will know from birth to death
Rotten teeth, mammary cancers, ulcered bottoms and toes and feet, blindness, if you can think of it you will find it in a puppy mill. Humans who treat companion animals like this are not people who love a breed and wish to improve it. These are people who find out that a breed is making money and they hop on the money wagon with all the rest of the leeches.
Not all Portuguese Water Dogs can end up in the White House
Breeders of Portuguese Water Dogs are cringing now that our president has a Portie. That's all it takes and then the rush is on for the uneducated to want to buy a pup like the President without even giving second thought to the needs of the particular dog. Then, when the novelty wears off the poor pet is tossed away like junk either to enter a shelter (the lucky ones) or to be dumped by the side of the road. Those dogs sit there you know - waiting for the horrible people to come back for it - that's a dog for you - loyal to the end.
I'm sure the owners of this mill thought they were doing a good job 
At the end of the day and at the end of a raid at a puppy mill - this was the result of a clean up. Did the owners of the mill know that they had so many sick, dying and miserable animals? Who knows? Did they care? That I DO know - they didn't care one, little bit - unless it was pregnant and could have made them some money.
Cattery's are not much better. A friend of mine paid to have a rescue flown to Michigan from a cattery in Connecticut. Turns out the nine year old Tonkinese had only been out of his cage to breed or to go to a show to get points so his kittens would be worth more money. When Brownie came to Karen's home that nine year old cat acted like a baby kitten running and playing and napping in the sun and following Karen around like a pup. Can you imagine being a cat and never having the opportunity to jump and run until you were nine years old? Where was that cage? In the basement of the breeder along with 30-35 other cages of her breeding stock.
A life of breeding with no personal love or care or respect

OUR SHELTERS ARE FULL OF LOVING PERFECT AND SWEET PETS that want to come home with you. They will love you and be loyal and you will be saving a life. Each and every time anyone buys from a backyard breeder or a puppy-mill or a cattery you are perpetuating the miserable lives of all those who are left behind. We MUST stop making these places profitable and we must also SPEAK UP when we notice that laws are broken with respect to animal cruelty. It's just the right thing to do. People who abuse animals, and there are many ways to abuse animals, will abuse children, the elderly and the impaired. It's not up to someone else. IT IS UP TO YOU.
Week 13 of Purrs 4 Peace details are as follows:
  • Week thirteen’s appointed time is Sunday, September 6, 2009.
  • Participants should purr for three minutes commencing at 3 p.m. EDT (U.S.) which is 8:00 p.m. (20:00 hrs.) BST in the U.K.
  • The cat’s human staff should assist their cats with the project by stroking and nuzzling the cat at the appointed time.
  • Please post your cat name and the country you purr in at as a COMMENT if you are participating in this historic project. (posting a link to your own website-if you have one-is encouraged.) Or let me know by message on twitter or facebook.
  • Posting purrs on facebook ( Acolytes of Confucius Cat or as friend to Alley Mason) and twitter (@ConfuciusCat) is encouraged, since it inspires purring in others, but not required. On twitter please use #purrs4peace in your tweets.


Noir in Texas said...

Our local TV stations carried a story about PetLand who uses puppy and kitty mills--but says it's all 'humane'. Alot of humans were picketing the store. Tommy doesn't go there at all. Watching that story made Tommy wanna go put those humans in their OWN mill and well...let's say, we'd have to bail out Tommy from jail if she did what she wanted to do...Pray and purr for the puppies and kitties.


Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artangan Rumblepurr said...

Our mummy shares your anger, she couldn't read your whole blog because it's so upsetting that anyone could ever be so cruel to the animals.

Thank you for your good work.

Furkidsmom said...

Our Mom hates puppy mills too. We're going to be purring to end them too.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

pughy said...

OMC mum was crying when she read this and saw those pictures. How can anyone treat another living creature like that.. I know what I would like to do to them. Put them in a cage for just one week to let them see what its like. Evil fits the bill I think.. We will be joining in the purring. Mums at work bot will get dad to do the stroking and she wil do the praying and thinking.

Hugs GJ xx

The Island Cats said...

This is just awful...we'll be purring...

Bruce said...

It's so scary how inhumane people can be:(
I'll be purring with you!
your friend,

Anonymous said...

We are all purring that ALL mills will be shut down for good. It's deplorable that such things go on in the world.

Sweet Praline said...

Those puppy and kitty mills are terrible. I missed the 3:00 purring time, but I'll do a little extra purring.