Take action now to shut down puppy factories
What is a puppy factory?
A puppy factory is a dog-breeding facility where thousands of dogs are kept imprisoned for life churning out puppies to supply the pet shop industry. The health and welfare of the animals is not a priority. Many puppy farms have between 200–300 female dogs and approximately 50 male dogs. The farms employ minimal staff to keep wages down and only feed the dogs once every second day.
Life in a puppy factory
“Life for dogs in puppy factories is bleak. Investigations have revealed dogs being confined in cramped enclosures with no access to food and water; no bedding; no exercise; no heat on freezing nights; no access to sunlight; and dogs even being permanently kept on wire floored cages.”
Animals Australia’s campaign
Animals Australia has been working with RSPCA Victoria and Loddon Shire Council to free puppies from the cruel treatment they face in puppy factories. Puppy factories are legal, but poorly enforced regulations mean that many facilities operate without even meeting the inadequate standards that do exist. Breaches are common—but even the ‘cleanest’ and ‘best’ run puppy factory deprive dogs of adequate exercise, socialisation and quality of life.
Animals Australia have been able to free 150 dogs from the Pyramid Hill puppy factory—one of many puppy factories treating dogs like breeding machines.
“Without laws to prohibit puppy factories, and with state governments failing to actively monitor and enforce basic regulations, other puppy factories just like this one continue to operate unabated throughout Australia.” – Animals Australia
The campaign they run now sends a message to our state governments to stamp out puppy factories.
Supporting Animals Australia
Phoenix Rising For Children (PRFC) is an accredited out-of-home or foster care provider based in the Sydney greater metropolitan area and Hunter Central Coast of N.S.W, Australia. PRFC was founded in 2001 to provide quality foster care to children and young people in N.S.W, including contemporary, quality, family-based foster care and effective and specialist support services to children and young people and their families. PRFC operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support such organisations as Animals Australia as they encompass similar ideals.
Have you considered fostering a young one? PRFC undertakes regular planning and evaluation and has a focus on personal development and training. If you would like to become a foster carer and join our team providing effective and meaningful care to children and young people, please contact us!
We also provide family contact services, and these specialize in contact supervision for children in out of home care with their parents and other significant family members.
We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn more about our foster care agency in NSW at www.phoenixrising.org.au
How you can help
You can join with Animals Australia and send a message to your state MP. With your help we can call on them to ensure that our state enacts laws to properly protect dogs, and that these laws are monitored and enforced.
Take action now and write to your MP: