Pet City is currently being supplied by some of the nation's most deplorable puppy mills. Two are on the HSUS "Dirty Dozen" report of the worst puppy mills in Missouri. One is being sued for selling sick animals bred under poor conditions, and has over 500 pages of federal law enforcement records. USDA reports are full of disturbing complaints, including reports of "dogs so badly matted with feces encrusted hair that it was difficult to determine what gender or breed they were." Pet City knows this. They have received numerous articles and documentation about these facilities. But apparently, they simply do not care.
Activists had suspected that the HSUS pledge was signed as a ruse to interrupt their campaign during the busy holiday season. Therefore, they continued their scheduled protests at both the Whittier and Stanton stores on Christmas Eve, one of the busiest puppy-buying days of the year. This weekend, they return to the Torrance store, and will continue their protests until Pet City stops doing business with puppy mills completely.