It's time to take action on a pet store hearing this Thursday!
Almost all puppies sold at pet stores come from large-scale puppy mills, where breeding dogs are commonly crammed into small, wire cages without exercise, companionship, or human interaction. The Maryland legislature is considering a bill (S.B. 505) to prohibit the sale of puppies at pet stores -- which will help shift the market toward shelter adoption and good breeders, rather than the pet stores that prop up cruel puppy mills. The hearing for this bill is scheduled for Thursday afternoon, February 18, 2010. Please make a brief, polite phone call to your state senator and urge support for S.B. 505. Click here
to look up your state senator's name and phone number. (Just type your address in the box below the map.)
You can say: "My name is [your name] and I'm calling from [your town]. As a constituent, I'm calling to ask you to support S.B. 505, which will prohibit the sale of puppies at pet stores in Maryland."
After you call send a brief email by using this link: https://secure.humanesociety.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=4387
Thank you for taking a moment to help these poor, suffering animals. Together we'll stop the sale of puppy mill dogs in Maryland!