Wednesday, July 25, 2012


By Dr. Karen Becker
As of May 21st, over 100,000 people have taken the “No Pet Store Puppies” pledge in a campaign sponsored by the ASPCA as part of its ongoing battle against puppy mill cruelty.
The campaign was launched in July 2011 to raise awareness about the link between pet stores and puppy mills.
The ASPCA’s goal is to reduce the demand for puppy mill animals by helping pet owners understand that most of the dogs sold in pet stores were purchased from mills.
The No Pet Store Puppies campaign urges consumers to completely avoid pet stores that sell puppies and online dog sellers. They want pet owners to purchase pet products only from stores and online outlets that do not also sell puppies.
According to the ASPCA:
Most pet store puppies come from puppy mills. Refusing to buy a dog from a pet store is a crucial first step. But we’re also asking all pet owners not to buy anything in stores that sell puppies! No kibble, no kitty litter, no toys—nothing! By purchasing anything from a store that sells puppies, you are unwittingly supporting the puppy mill industry.
Also in May, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposed a new rule1 to increase federal oversight of puppy mills and online dog sales. The new legislation would require large-scale commercial dog breeders who sell puppies directly to consumers to be licensed and submit to inspections by the USDA.

Supply and Demand

It’s a simple formula: where there is demand for a “product” like puppies, suppliers will fill that demand.
That’s why the ASPCA is focused on educating consumers not only about the connection between pet stores and puppy mills, but also about the impact of patronizing businesses that sell puppies – even if all you’re buying is a squeaky toy or some kitty litter.
“Consumer action is a critical element in the fight against puppy mills,” according to Laurie Beacham, ASPCA senior director of strategy and campaigns. “And convincing consumers not to shop for anything at stores and on websites that sell puppies is a powerful tool in stopping the demand for puppy mill dogs.”

How to make a difference in Malaysia:

AWAM has setup an online pledge which we hope you will sign. When you click the "Take the Pledge" button, you will be making a personal commitment NOT to purchase anything from pet stores that sell live animals. You will only be accountable to yourself if you break this pledge.
You’ll also see tools to help you spread the word by sending an email, sharing on Facebook, or Tweeting your pledge.Our target is to reach 5000 pledges. Together we can make a difference. By simply pledging not to buy from pet stores that sell live animals, you can help put an end to puppy mills.

Additionally, we would deeply appreciate it if you could leave a comment on this page, stating any pet stores that sell live animals as well as pet stores that do NOT sell live animals. Please remember to include the location of these pet stores. A list will then be compiled to help all of us make guided and informed decisions. 

Together,  we can make a difference... Together, we can put an end to puppy mills!

To start the ball rolling:

  1. Most veterinary clinics carry supplies and do not sell live animals
  2. Casa - Your Doggy's Favourite Store, 72-G Jalan PJU 5/21, Pusat Perdagangan Kota Damansara
  3. D.O.G. Cutting Edge, 55-G Jalan PJU 5/21, The Strand, Kota Damansara 
  4. Diva Pets, ‎25 Jalan Putra Mahkota 7/7B, Section 7, Putra Heights
  5. Furkids Forever (online)
  6. Pet Epicure, 16 Jalan Bandar 2, Taman Melawati, KL
  7. Pets Corner, Wisma Medivet, Jalan Tun Razak, KL
  8. Pets People, 28, Jalan SS20/10, Damansara Kim
  9. Pets People, Lot P-1-5, Plaza Damas, 60 Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, Sri Hartamas
  10. Sea Park Pet Supplies, SS2
  1. Irene Aquarium, Sea Park 
  2. Pet Lovers' Centre, Ikano
  3. Pets Wonderland, all branches 
  4., all branches
  5. Pets4u Trading, 6 Jalan Puteri 5/1, Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong
  6. Pets4u Trading, 46 Jalan Desa 1/1, Bandar Country Homes, 48000 Rawang,
  7. Summerpets, SS2 
*Please do let me know if any of the pet stores listed above have been wrongly classified. Thank you.

1 comment:

  1. Petzone at kota damansara and damansara uptown and another branch at bukit tinggi sells live animal once awhile. they don't have windows to display their puppies but once awhile u can see a litter of puppies all cramp in 1 small cage for sale.