We’re here to make changes that will protect the animals we love for years to come, and give a voice to the innocent who suffer daily mistreatment and cruelty.
We want to work with legislators to create a safer environment not just for the pets we love, but for all cats and dogs in America. Through actively soliciting a change in federal law, we hope to bring justice to those who torment these creatures, and take steps to change the way humans view animals. After nine years of effort, the US House of Representatives and the Senate passed the PACT Act in November, 2019. If we can educate people about what’s really going on with puppy mills and animal abuse, and reduce the numbers of dogs and cats euthanized each year, we will be alleviating suffering and creating a standard of humanity that our society can be proud of.
THE WOOF Act, (Welfare of our Friends) is federal legislation that would ensure that dog breeders whose licenses have been revoked or suspended cannot continue to operate by changing the name of the owner of the breeding facility in license applications. Bad breeders are gaming the system to continue to operate with the same barbaric conditions for animals that the government has already ordered them to stop.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
DID YOU KNOW?
- 2 million dogs and cats are euthanized in the US every year.
- In just seven years, one unspayed female dog and her offspring can produce 97,000 puppies.
- For a list of animal charities who help dogs and cats directly, click here
- Statistics show that people who abuse animals are five times more likely to commit other violent crimes. People who abuse animals are also more likely to abuse women and children; there is an established link between domestic violence and animal abuse.
- Animal abusers are most likely men under thirty and women over sixty. The ‘women over sixty’ category relates to hoarding situations in which animals are suffering from neglect, overcrowding and starvation.
- There are 78 million dogs and 85 million cats in the US, and 44% of American households have pets.
- 25% of the animals found in shelters are purebreds. You don’t need to pay thousands of dollars for a particular breed; many dog breeds have their own rescue organizations and will help you find exactly the kind of dog you want.
- Over 2 million puppies are bred in puppy mills each year. The inbreeding and overbreeding of helpless animals by unscrupulous breeders cause genetic defects in animals that are then sold to unsuspecting buyers, who must cope with the expense and difficulty of caring for an unhealthy pet.
- Animal cruelty is the abuse or neglect of an animal’s basic welfare – food, water, shelter, and health care. Physical beating of animals, forcing them to fight, or keeping them in hoarding or puppy mill situations is also animal abuse.