This story is about Lily, a dog who, like many others, was born under the worst conditions and never really had a chance at life.
Lily was born in what is known as a puppy mill. These are breeding grounds for dogs that resemble an assembly line in a factory. The dogs are bred for their looks and the females are kept as breeding slaves where they are forced to have as many litters as possible before they can no longer reproduce. The terrifying thing is, it’s completely legal.
“Lily spent all of her days confined to a small, cold wire cage in a dark, foul-smelling barn. Never was she removed from her cage for exercise or socialization. In her dreary confines, Lily was forced to produce one litter after another with no respite. Like all commercial breeding dogs, she was a veritable breeding machine whose worth was measured in only one way