Puppy Farms Australia

Puppy Farms Australia

Animal Adoption Agency is urging all Australians to seriously consider who is responsible for the breeding of their chosen pup and to educate themselves on what puppy farms are.    The recent episode in Western Australia outlines the seriousness of this problem and how the unsuspecting public is supporting the systematic and profitable abuse of dogs through their purchases online and through pet-shops. http://www.smh.com.au/national/pet-industry-peak-body-in-turmoil-after-consumers-misled-about-puppy-farm-20150628-ghx5g2.html Lee and Fiona Amiti From Animal Adoption Agency are all too familiar with the industry problem of puppy-farms. “How could it be stopped? Answer: Warrant. Get a warrant to check where these puppies come from so we catch the bad guys,” Fiona Amiti from Animal Adoption Agency says. “There needs to be an authority that can handle this problem and put a stop to it.” “Secondly, all these puppy litters are transported overseas and interstate on a regular basis. So pet transport companies are supporting the puppy farmer by regularly booking flights for them,” Lee Amiti says Animal Adoption Agency has first-hand experience of the puppy-farm industry. “It’s not a pretty sight, let me tell you” Fiona says. This animal abuse if purely for profit, with dogs spending a lifetime giving birth in horrendous conditions to satisfy the insatiable need for pups. “Estimated $250,000 – 500,000 per 50 dogs tax free,” Lee says. “It is obviously an addiction to them at the expense of the animals welfare.” Animal Adoption Agency is urging all puppy seekers to look elsewhere, and always do their homework. Also consider adopting. This has been proven to be one of the most rewarding experiences of pet ownership. “When buying from pet shops, most of the consumers are innocent. They don’t know where the animals have come from. People want a brand new puppy while others want to...
Pets Dumped After Divorce

Pets Dumped After Divorce

Animal Adoption Agency is urging all Australians to consider their pets during a divorce situation. This comes after years of rehoming abandoned pets caused by marital breakdowns. “This is a side of animal adoption which is not spoken about,” Lee Amiti from Animal Adoption Agency says. “People need to start talking about this issue, the fact is; pets are being surrendered at an alarming rate after the break-up of a relationship.” Animal Adoption Agency allows those going through difficult times to surrender their pets in a guilt free environment. However, finding these abandoned pets a new home is an expensive and difficult task. “At the Animal Adoption Agency, we understand how harrowing it can be for a pet owner or their family to have to surrender a dog or cat,” Fiona Amiti from Animal Adoption Agency says. “That is why we offer what we call a ‘not guilty’ pet surrender service. Their current owners are already suffering enough loss of their own….they don’t need the extra guilt”. At least 60% of current dogs looking for homes at Animal Adoption Agency are the result of a broken home. “One in four marriages ends in divorce,” Lee says. “Many times there is more than one pet in the effected household…it’s very sad but true”. The Bureau of Statics is set to release their new Marriage and Divorces in Australia document for the 2014 year, at the end of 2015. Factors such as; moving into smaller homes, apartment living and the costs associated with dissolving a marriage is what leads many to reconsider having their pets. “I’m sure these figures are echoed...