To the editor of THE EAGLE:
I learned at Camp Humane about puppy mills. You probably don’t know what happens to puppies in puppy mills so I will tell you.
They are kept in dirty, unsanitary cages. They breed them every heat cycle, which is about six months, with no breaks until their bodies are worn out, which is about five or six years. Some dogs are then killed. They never see grass or a blue sky.
Please try not to buy puppies from pet stores because they come from puppy mills. If you are looking for a puppy or a dog, check your local animal shelter. If they don’t have puppies they usually have a list of good, nice breeders.
Also, support the Pups Act, S.395 or H.R. 847. Stop puppy mills. Take action.
Puppy mills are commercial dog-breeding facilities. This is one of the letters written by the fifth-grade session of Camp Humane at the Berkshire Humane Society in Pittsfield. The camp is a specialized summer camp for kids in grades three through eight who care about animals.