Animal Humane Society will be closed on Monday, May 29, in honor of Memorial Day. We will resume regular business hours the following day.
Animal Humane Society supports reputable breeders and responsible breeding of companion animals. However, inhumane and inadequate breeding facilities exist; therefore, we encourage individuals to exercise caution when purchasing animals from breeders.
Reputable and responsible breeding operations play a role in preserving and enhancing the very best characteristics of the breed and are committed to the humane care of their breeding animals and their breeding animals’ offspring.
Breeders must be ethical, committed to exceptional care of their animals, educate themselves to recognize inherited disorders and sterilize animals that could pass on these disorders.
We advocate for altering breed standards to eliminate those which may prove detrimental to an animal’s health and contribute to ongoing inherited disorders.
If people do choose to purchase animals from a breeder, Animal Humane Society encourages them to diligently research potential breeders to ensure they’re not supporting inhumane and inadequate breeding practices. Responsible breeders do the following: