“PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (WPIX) – More than 100 puppies rescued from 14 Missouri ‘puppy mills’ will be up for adoption on Long Island this Saturday.
The dogs are currently under the care of the North Shore Animal League America (NSALA), which announced Tuesday that the dogs from their partner, National Mill Dog Rescue, had arrived. Before they go up for adoption, all the animals will be spayed or neutered and given full medical checkups.
‘Puppy mills’ are companies that breed dogs for sale to pet stores and are not illegal.”
Full story:More than 100 puppies rescued from 14 Missouri “puppy mills” will be up for adoption on Long Island this Saturday. – WPIX
“Guilford County, NC — The owner and an employee of a kennel subject to a puppy mill investigation are out of jail on bond.”
Sheila Savage, owner of Rush Kennel in Pleasant Garden, and Robert Landreth, an employee at the facility, both face 12 counts of animal cruelty.
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“ATHENS, AL (WAFF) – Officials are investigating an illegal puppy mill where more than two dozen dead dogs were stored in a freezer.”
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“When Tunica County Humane Society Director Sandy Williams arrived at the scene of a burning trailer Monday, she says there were dogs everywhere. She went to work, trying to save them.
‘When I got here, he was cowered in the corner in the back of his dog house,’ she says as she points to a small poodle she rescued. ‘The bedding was on fire around him.’ Two dogs died in the fire. Williams, firefighters and others managed to save 34 others. ‘It’s been an emotional day.'”
Suspected Puppy Mill Burns to the Ground – WREG:
“Christmas is traditionally a time for joy, celebration, good food — and unfortunately, pet store puppies. The uninformed and impulsive pet store puppy buyer would be shocked to see where these puppies come from.”
Dunn County News
“With holiday puppy-buying season on the way, authorities this week announced a new tool to combat illegally and inhumanely bred dogs — 1-877-MILL-TIP. The Humane Society of the United States started the national puppy mill tip line to get information about suspected animal cruelty or unlawful activities at large-scale breeding facilities.”
Puppy mill tip line begins – KansasCity.com
“Joyce Kitsemble fought for mistreated dogs for more than 10 years and lived to see one of her greatest goals accomplished. Then, Kitsemble, who for years sought tougher state dog breeding and basic care guidelines, died after suffering a heart attack at the state’s Capitol building in Madison. She died shortly after Gov. Jim Doyle signed the puppy mill legislation, Assembly Bill 250. The Wisconsin Rapids woman was 70.
“Advocate lives just long enough to see puppy mill legislation signed | wisconsinrapidstribune.com | Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune
“About one in four dogs at the Green Lake County animal shelter have direct ties to a puppy mill. It’s a number that could jump as less reputable breeders are forced to call it quits under a law signed Tuesday by Governor Doyle. The dogs rescued from puppy mills are now up for adoption, but the shelter’s Janine Rubeck hopes tough new legislation will fix the problems they see. ‘We see a lot of puppy mill dogs. A lot of them are filthy, a lot of them are in terrible health, but the main problem that is the hardest to come back from is the emotional trauma, the mental trauma, which sometimes the dogs can’t recover from.’
Rubeck says Wisconsin was one of the few states without any restrictions on breeders until today.”
Animal Shelters Expect More Dogs Due to Puppy Mill Law – WBAY-TV Green Bay-Fox Cities-Northeast Wisconsin News::
“Some state lawmakers said this week that they would push for a crackdown on so-called puppy mills, but they cautioned that state budget concerns could trump their efforts. A 10-member study committee of lawmakers voted unanimously in September to recommend that the 2010 Legislature authorize state inspectors to begin inspecting federally licensed dog breeders when they get complaints.”
Iowa lawmakers to seek puppy mill action | desmoinesregister.com | The Des Moines Register