Understanding Puppy Mills with Saving Gracie

March 26th, 2010

After reading Saving Gracie by Carol Bradley you’ll finally understand just what puppy mills are and why they need to be eliminated. I’d call Saving Gracie a crash course on the world of puppy mills, but it feels much more thorough than that.

Saving  GracieMost of us have a vague understanding of puppy mills. We’ve seen the news coverage of sickly dogs being rescued from crowded, unsanitary conditions. But do you really understand the hidden dangers (and horrors) of buying a puppy via the Internet or from a pet store?

Author Carol Bradley, who spent many years working as a journalist, has taken great pains to accurately introduce readers to the true nature of puppy mills and those who fight so much to protect the victims, helpless dogs who often lose hope.

In her book, Bradley presents the true story of Gracie— a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel rescued from a puppy mill. This dog’s story may forever change your outlook on the best way to acquire your next dog.

Gracie was confined to a small cage from her own birth throughout her years of forced breeding without proper veterinarian care. Her sad life void of human companionship unfolded inside that wire cage where she inhaled strong ammonia odors from urine and lived surrounded by feces. She’d never be the same, but hope did finally come for the little dog.

The story of Gracie is blended with much information about puppy mills, including how the unsuspecting public can be so easily duped and how laws are slowly evolving to protect dogs. If you think that slavery doesn’t exist in America, you’ll be surprised by what you learn in Saving Gracie. Dogs deserve better.

Disclosure: I received a free review copy of Saving Gracie. See my Privacy + Disclosures page for more information.

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