Ever since dogs first came across the Siberian land bridge and set foot in human encampments in North America, they have been much more than pets and companions to us.
Dogs made life easier for humans. It was a primal place way back then. Dogs chased off wolves and bears while we slept, they help catch and retrieve the game we ate, and generally kept us safe and provided some companionship.
Early tribes even survived subzero cold by sleeping underneath their dogs. That’s where the term “three-dog night” came from.
Over the past 10 thousand years, we’ve grown closer and closer to our dogs. It wasn’t until the 1970s that we started bringing them inside the house and truly making them family.
But, of course, in America we industrialize anything that turns a profit. It started in the 1950s when struggling pig and poultry farmers started breeding puppies for extra income.
It was a cheap and easy fix for them. You just converted your coops into indoor-outdoor kennels. Puppies didn’t cost much to raise, and it was a great way to make a lot of money.
What followed was a 40-year explosion of puppy mills. It’s disgusting how to some of these breeders, profit is more important than the dogs’ well being.
This story is about a dog named Cinderella who was rescued from one of these bad breeders.
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