ASPCA Pledge to Fight Animal Cruelty

Pledge to Fight Animal Cruelty

Sunday, June 17, 2007

"Free To Good Home"...

Why "Free To Good Home" Ads
Are A Bad Idea!
What Could Happen To An Animal From A "Free To Good Home" Ad?
  • Tortured or killed by animal abusers
  • Sold to research labs for experiments
  • Used as bait for fighting dogs
  • Victims of neglect

What Is A "Buncher?"

A buncher either steals or "adopts" companion animals for the purpose of selling the animal. Bunchers can sell animals for one or more of the following reasons:

  • To be used in research labs (people also make money by selling these "free" animals to these labs.)
  • To be used as bait, for example, to train dogs in fighting rings (people will also make money by selling "free dogs" to these people.)
  • To be used as breeding stock in puppy mills or catteries (Again, making money off of these "free" animals.)

"Bunchers" can be very deceptive and they prey on people who place "free to good home" ads. They will sometimes use children as part of the ploy and present themselves as a "perfect" family. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is!


Please Read:

The Tragedy of "Free To Good Home"


Why not "Free To Good Home"?

People value what they pay for. Pets obtained for free are are less likely to be spayed or neutered by their new owners, not properly vetted and kept up on their vaccinations, will most likely get heartworm, and more likely to be abused and/or discarded, because "there are plenty more where that came from!"

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