Common complaints of Americans buying puppies from puppy mills

Common complaints of Americans buying puppies from breeders, pet stores or middlemen from 2007 to 2011

Common complaints of Americans buying puppies from puppy mills This statistic shows common complaints of Americans who have bought puppies from breeders, pet stores or so-called brokers and realized their new pet is not in good health. The complaints were collected from 2007 to 2011 by the Humane Society of America via e-mail, a website complaint form and a tip line. Overall, 2,479 complaints were registered during these five years, 40 percent of those were complaints about the puppies suffering from an illness.
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Common complaints of Americans buying puppies from breeders, pet stores or middlemen from 2007 to 2011

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Reason for complaintShare of complaints
Illness40%
Death15%
Congenital defect34%
Other6%
Temperament issue3%
Returned due to illness2%
Reason for complaintShare of complaints
Illness40%
Death15%
Congenital defect34%
Other6%
Temperament issue3%
Returned due to illness2%
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This statistic shows common complaints of Americans who have bought puppies from breeders, pet stores or so-called brokers and realized their new pet is not in good health. The complaints were collected from 2007 to 2011 by the Humane Society of America via e-mail, a website complaint form and a tip line. Overall, 2,479 complaints were registered during these five years, 40 percent of those were complaints about the puppies suffering from an illness.
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