Puppy mills are problems everywhere: Here in the U.S., many of the thousands of puppies sold in pet shops and online come from horrific conditions, are separated from their mothers before they're ready and are bred to make the best "product," not the healthiest pet.
The best way to fight puppy mills is to not support them. Shelters across the country are overflowing with adoptable puppies and kittens who need love and care. If you're ready give a pet a forever home, visit your local humane society or search rescues on Petfinder.
Burton has reported Bailey's breeder to the RSPCA, and has contacted her local government representatives. She said that even when she went to pick Bailey up, there were warning signs.
"Bailey's body was tiny and his head was huge, his eyes were even more crossed then your normal pug and they were very weepy," Burton told the Medway Messenger."He was put on the floor to run about and looked slightly off balance."
The experience was eye-opening for Burton. "Many people know of puppy farming but don't know enough," she said. "I'm heartbroken I couldn't save Bailey."