No need for backyard dog breeders

As much as I like puppies, and all animals, I have to suggest my displeasure with romanticizing a victory with a backyard breeding of 16 pups.

As much as I like puppies, and all animals, I have to suggest my displeasure with romanticizing a victory with a backyard breeding of 16 pups.

This community is not in need of backyard breeding services. It is very easy and reasonable to find great dogs and puppies in our local rescue organizations. SPCA, Paws and Claws and Klassic Kennels, just to name a few in Red Deer.

There are hundreds of animals in need of homes because owners don’t spay or neuter their pets. If anyone has taken a glance at Kijiji these days, there are even more animals in need of homes mostly because: a) owner does not “have time” for them, or moving “can’t take him with us;” b) improper dog training leads to problems with children, etc; and c) backyard breeders. I would assume that half of these puppies go to a great home, and the other half suffer a life of many different owners, lack of proper training and possibly abuse.

Is this the behaviour we are going to teach future generations? Should these “business” practices be legal? Are we going to accept the euthanizing of animals that no one speaks for?

Please support our rescue organizations and spay and neuter your pets; canine or feline.

Kayla Marquis

Red Deer

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