Make the Right Choice
When deciding to add a furry new member to your family, it's important to do your homework. Your choice may affect the lives of thousands of animals. If you purchase a puppy or kitten from a pet store, over the Internet or through a newspaper classified ad, you could be perpetuating animal cruelty.
Puppy and kitten mills sell to pet stores -- reputable breeders don't.
The BC SPCA rescues hundreds of animals each year from puppy mills across B.C.
These animals are found in horrible condition, locked in small cages with no access to the outdoors.
Puppy mill owners are only concerned with making a profit - they do not care about the welfare of the animals or how many lives their business will affect.
The Cruelty Investigations department of the BC SPCA works tirelessly to close puppy mills, and to help the hundreds of neglected animals born each year.
Your choice will make a difference.
Thank you for adding your voice to the fight against puppy mills!
November 2010 update
The City of Richmond has become the first jurisdiction in Canada to ban the sale of puppies in pet stores.
The ban goes into effect in April 2011, and the city’s three local pet stores will have until that time to sell or remove puppies from their stores. For more information, read our news story from November 9.
The staff and volunteers or the BC SPCA are very grateful to all those who participated in the Pets in the City Campaign by sending a message of thanks and support to the Mayor and Council of Richmond.
This work would not be possible without generous donors who support the BC SPCA Monty Fund for Community Education & Outreach.
The Monty Fund looks to improving the future of animal welfare through education and a focus on prevention. Your gift can help millions of animals towards a happier and healthier future. Please donate today!