Usmagazine.com just reported the following:
The Humane Society of the United States is worried about the example Britney Spears set this weekend when she bought a purebred Yorkshire Terrier puppy at a pet store.
In a press release, the Society’s director of outreach for companion animals Stephanie Shain said: “Most dogs sold in pet stores come from puppy mills — factory-like facilities, churning out purebred and â€œdesignerâ€ puppies in large numbers…Every time someone purchases a dog from a pet store, they risk perpetuating the horrendous business of puppy mills.â€
Further, the organization is concerned with the seeming haste with which Spears purchased the $3,000 puppy. Shain contines, “Choosing a dog is a major lifestyle decision that should not be taken lightly. We suggest that people take time to choose a member of their family, and to be sure they are working with a reputable breeder.â€
While Spears could never be accused of taking her time with major lifestyle decisions, especially when it comes to new additions to her family, the Humane Society is eager to lend the popstar a hand with her new pup. Shain tells Spears, â€œIf you send us a copy of your dogâ€™s papers, weâ€™d be happy to look into the situation for you.â€