Tag Archives: puppy mills

Labs remains the #1 dog breed | The life

NEW YORK – Labrador retrievers still tug the hearts of American dog lovers the hardest, but poodles have just returned to the American Kennel Club’s top five dog breeds for the first time in nearly a year. quarter of century. The club’s annual popularity rankings were released on Tuesday, drawn from more than 800,000 purebred […]

Hampton 2022 Town, School Board Election Results

HAMPTON, NH – Here are the unofficial municipal and school board election results for March 8, 2022 in Hampton. City races Board of Selectmen, one seat for three years. Amy Hansen: 2,534 Regina Barnes: 1,221 Clerk, a three-year post. Find out what’s happening in Hampton-North Hamptonwith free real-time Patch updates. Planning Council, a two-year seat. […]

Watch out, New York: 5 days and 5 ways YOU can help shut down the puppy mill pipeline

Take me to the daily action list! New York State has the chance to make history by passing the NY Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill (A.4283/S.1130). This important legislation will strike a blow to the cruel and deceptive puppy mill industry by banning the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in New York pet stores. […]

Puppy mill ban is a start, but the problem isn’t solved

A new state law that took effect last week prohibits pet stores in Illinois from selling dogs and cats from commercial breeders. It was the culmination of a long effort by animal welfare advocates. They say the new law shuts down a “puppy mill pipeline” that had supplied Illinois pet stores with dogs from large-scale […]

More than 150 dogs seized from alleged puppy mill in ‘poor conditions’ in South Carolina

Authorities have seized more than 150 dogs from an alleged “puppy mill” in Pickens County, South Carolina. The seizure comes following an investigation opened Feb. 7 after the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Animal Enforcement Unit received a complaint of animal neglect, according to a statement. Animal Enforcement deputies attended the scene – a home in […]

The Humane Society of the United States explains why it’s hard to investigate irresponsible puppy breeders

The removal of more than 160 dogs from a Grand Traverse County home comes just three weeks after a Missaukee County puppy breeder was investigated with allegations of neglect and abuse. Forty dogs were removed from this home, but it was not the first time the breeder had been investigated. So what happens in these […]

Letter to the Editor: Support Goldie’s Act | Winchester star

The Goldie Law was introduced in Congress to help protect dogs from puppy mills. He was named after a dog known as Golden Retriever #142 who was raised in a USDA licensed puppy mill in Iowa, where she died after months of extreme neglect. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is responsible for enforcing […]

“Mudi”? Try a Toy: American Kennel Club Adds 2 Dog Breeds | Lifestyles

NEW YORK (AP) – An athletic Hungarian farm dog and small pet of old Russian aristocrats are the latest breeds in the American Kennel Club’s purebred line. The club announced on Tuesday that it recognizes the Russian toy and the mudi. This means they are eligible to compete for the best in show at many […]

Holiday bounty, Kansas City litter, Missouri puppy mills

OPINION AND COMMENT Editorials and other Opinion content offer perspectives on issues important to our community and are independent of the work of our newsroom journalists. Sweet surprise I thought this kind gesture was worth mentioning: I was at the Hy-Vee in Gladstone and the gentleman across from me paid for my groceries (last minute […]

Animal rescue in Cincinnati to help out-of-state puppy mill case

CINCINNATI (WXIX) – Cincinnati animal rescuers are preparing to help with an out-of-state puppy mill case they say will involve hundreds of animals in unsafe and unsanitary conditions. In the next weeks, HART Cincinnati will send rescuers to another state to help with the case after the “Rescue Guardians” request their help. HART admissions coordinator […]

Comment: This Sanction Would Help Stop SC Animal Abusers From Repeat Cruelty | Remark

How often do we run into a serious statewide problem that has a common sense, uncontroversial solution that saves lives and money? I don’t think this happens very often. “To be fair, Republicans haven’t been leading animal rights issues, and here’s a chance to do so,” US Representative Nancy Mace said Dec. 16 during a […]

Pet store battle intensifies in Florida Capitol

TALLAHASSEE, Florida – The battle for pet stores intensifies in the State Capitol with two competing bills to consider, but as the Humane Society warns, one is a Trojan horse. If you are considering buying a cat or dog for a loved one this Christmas, the Humane Society recommends adoption or purchase from a trusted […]

New York Attorney General Letitia James sues Long Island Shake a Paw pet store for allegedly selling sick and injured puppies

HICKSVILLE, Long Island (WABC) – New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a complaint Thursday against a pet store for allegedly selling numerous sick or injured puppies to unconscious consumers at two locations on Long Island. James said an investigation found Shake A Paw, located in Hicksville and Lynbrook and serving the wider tri-state area, […]

42 Traumatized Dogs From ‘Horrible Hundred’ Breeder Beg For Second Chances

Cedarcrest Kennel of Ava, Missouri, also known by its website called “Pup 4 U”, has regularly come across the List of “horrible hundreds” of the worst dog breeders in the United States. Unfortunately, many of these puppy mills are licensed and continue to operate despite being exposed. Fortunately, the operations of this kennel are finally […]

City Council discusses changes with classifications of cycling facilities

The San Marcos City Council discussed the traffic plan and the plan for bicycles in the city’s transportation master plan, which would change road alignments and classifications of cycling facilities. Deputy Director of Planning and Development Services Amanda Hernandez made a presentation to council at Tuesday’s regular city plan meeting, highlighting changes to various road […]

Shop and Celebrate with Compassion this Holiday Season

WASHINGTON, November 30, 2021 / PRNewswire / – This holiday season, the humanitarian society of United States invites people to celebrate in a human way – with gifts and festivities that make a difference for animals and the environment. Kitten block, President and CEO of the Humane Society of United Statessaid, “The holiday season is […]

Muncie Animal Rescue helps rehabilitate backyard breeding dogs

MUNCIE, Ind. – A Muncie organization works to rehabilitate a pack of dogs rescued from a backyard farm. Grateful Rescue is an organization that welcomes unwanted domestic cats and dogs to rehabilitate them and place them in homes. Recently, they learned that a backyard rancher in northern Indiana was about to be evicted. The breeder […]

Please Say No To Puppy Mills | Letters to the Editor

From: Gayle B. Goetzman-Stolpa Winona Dear Winona County Commissioners, I am voting to stop the permits authorizing the construction of several breeding facilities, known publicly as Puppy Mills. Once these huge breeding areas are approved or even monitored, whether they are chickens, pigs or dairy cattle with many non-compliances, they are rarely closed. As a […]

Crown Point Passes Order Against Puppy Mills | Northwest Indiana Business Titles

Join the cape. Jerry Patrick, as he patrols the halls of Lake Central and Kahler Middle School. According to the Humane Society of the United States, “Responsible breeders don’t sell their puppies to pet stores because they want to meet their puppy buyers in person. The majority of national breed club codes of ethics prohibit […]

One-eyed rescue dog reacts with pleasure after learning she is being adopted

An animal rescue center worker captured the joyful moment when a disabled dog, who survived a puppy mill, learned she was adopted. Joe Kay, who works as a Dog Adoption Coordinator, helping to save, train and welcome dogs, shared the emotional clip on TikTok under Handful of Dog Adoption where it was viewed 1.1 million […]

Why pet store puppies shouldn’t be on your holiday gift lists

As the holidays approach, the Humane Society of the United States has launched a new advertising campaign to warn the public about the risks of buying puppies at pet stores. HSUS It’s a sad truth that the cute puppies frolicking in pet store windows so often come from the creepiest facilities: puppy mills, where their […]

Kentucky city seeks to ban use of puppy mills

Elizabethtown City Council has passed an ordinance regarding the sale of dogs and cats in puppy mills. ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. – Elizabethtown has passed an ordinance respecting the sale of dogs and cats. City Councilor Julia Springsteen said she was the first city in the state to make it a criminal offense to sell and buy […]

Towson Pet Store banned from selling dogs, fined $ 500,000

TOWSON, MD – Just Puppies, a pet store located in Towson and Rockville, will no longer be allowed to sell dogs in Maryland following allegations it sources dogs from puppy mills, a violation of state law. The store also agreed to pay a civil fine of $ 500,000 on Friday, according to Maryland Attorney General […]

Northwest Indiana Cities Adopt Puppy Mill Policies

DYER, Ind. (AP) – Communities in Northwest Indiana are considering cruelty-free pet store policies that ban the sale of pets raised in puppy and kitten factories. The towns of Dyer and Highland recently passed similar ordinances that ban the sale of puppy mill puppies, The (Northwest Indiana) Times reported. They are among the first municipalities […]

Well done to the members of the board of directors ready to discuss dog breeding | Opinion

From: Rita J. Jessen Winona County Council should have a thorough and informed discussion of the Winona County Dog Breeding Ordinance and the Dog Breeding Industry. I had the pleasure of reading last week that some commissioners were in favor of this. I said: “Well done to these commissioners! County Council should better understand how […]

County must act on kennels | Opinion

From: Karin Raile Winona Why aren’t we known as the humanitarian capital of Minnesota? I read the recent article on dog breeding kennels in Winona County and that a moratorium is still “on the table”. Marvellous! I support a moratorium on other authorizations for dog breeding kennels which will allow a real discussion. I have […]

Riverhead passes pet store restrictions unanimously

A ban on the sale of commercially farmed dogs, cats and rabbits in Riverhead Town was passed unanimously by city council on Tuesday, to the celebration of animal rights activists and an owner’s wrath animal facility present. The new law, introduced by City Councilor Ken Rothwell, requires stores with dogs, cats and rabbits for sale […]

Landlord assaulted after exposing horrific puppy mill in tenant’s apartment

DISCLAIMER: Content may be sensitive to some readers. For nine months, Dr Kennisha Gilbert contacted authorities about a case of animal neglect in his tenant’s apartment upstairs. But even with video evidence, no one came to help the owner and OB-GYN doctor. The situation has only worsened over time. She reported excessive barking, a smell […]

City council unanimously approves puppy mill law

Helen Camlakides, owner of Sportsman’s Kennels in Manorville, addressed city council on Tuesday. (Credit: Tim Gannon) Riverhead City Council on Tuesday approved a law banning the sale of commercially farmed dogs, cats and rabbits, completing an effort to curb what some residents have called “inhumane” and “cruel” practice. The law aims to break the “puppy […]

Northwest Indiana Communities Consider Ordinance To Ban Pet Puppy And Kitten Stores | Local News

Anyone who violates the order is liable to a fine of no more than $ 500 for each violation, or $ 500 per day for a continuing violation, the order says. “We’re more or less just saying, ‘We don’t really want it in town,’” Starkey said. “Again, one of the fears was that if they […]

Dog used for puppy breeding reveals incredible weight loss transformation

A dog used to raising puppies has experienced incredible weight loss after tipping the scales at 26 pounds, while his loving new owners put him on a special diet. Rosie, a Cavalier King Charles, was at a puppy mill in Pennsylvania when the owners cruelly chased her away after she could no longer carry litters. […]

How influencer Katie Sturino created her own corner of the internet

Jamie magnifico Im ELLE.comIn the monthly Office Hours series, we ask people in powerful positions to tell us about their first jobs, their worst jobs and everything in between. TThis month we spoke with Katie Sturino, who started her career in fashion public relations before taking charge of his own corner of the internet as […]

The SQSPCA announces the “fall” of the puppy mill program

(contributed) STAFF REPORT • Special at www.AllOTSEGO.com As the season changes from summer to fall, the Susquehanna Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is asking the public to help educate consumers and lobby for changes that will lead to the ‘fall’ possible puppy mills. “September is National Puppy Mill Awareness Month, and there’s […]

The director of the shelter denounces the cruelty of the “puppy mills”

September 30 — September is National Puppy Mill Awareness Month and the Susquehanna Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals wants people to “step up” before buying a new dog. “A lot of people don’t know that puppy mills aren’t illegal in New York State,” Susquehanna SPCA executive director Stacie Haynes said Wednesday. People […]

director of the shelter denounces the cruelty of the “puppy mills” | Local News

September is National Puppy Mill Awareness Month, and the Susquehanna Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals wants people to “get their feet wet” before buying a new dog. “A lot of people don’t know that puppy mills aren’t illegal in New York State,” Susquehanna SPCA executive director Stacie Haynes said Wednesday. People can […]

SQSPCA Announces “Fall of Puppy Mills” Information Event | WIVT

Posted: Sep 29, 2021 / 10:07 AM EDT / Update: Sep 29, 2021 / 10:11 AM EDT From the Susquehanna SPCA: As the season changes from summer to fall, the Susquehanna Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SQSPCA) is calling on the public to help educate consumers and lobby for changes that will […]

The clock is ticking for Illinois puppy mill suppliers

Puppy factory pet suppliers have lost their minds. They’re in freak-out mode, furious at Illinois’ new pet rescue policy. Many in our area may have seen their ridiculous propaganda fill their mailboxes as they launched a Chicago machine-made smear campaign against me for the simple act of bankrupting puppy mills. That’s right. I’ll admit it. […]

Local animal rescues see increase in dog surrenders

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – After seeing an initial increase in pet abandonments, followed by adoptions, a local animal rescue group says the current state of the pandemic has caused a recent increase in animal abandonment of local puppy mills. Lisa Kime runs Golden Retrievers in Need, a nonprofit foster care rescue known as GRIN. “This has […]

City council will likely vote on “puppy mill” law at October 5 meeting

The owner of Puppy Experience spoke at a public hearing in September and said his business is already subject to frequent inspections and does not deal with puppy mills. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister) The Riverhead Town board plans to vote on a proposal to ban the sale of commercially farmed dogs, cats and rabbits by pet […]

“Growing threat to public health” caused by disease found in puppies in pet stores · A human world

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson One of many HSUS investigations into Petland found a purchased blue merle goldendoodle that was infected with Giardia and Campylobacter, two bacteria that cause infections that can be passed to humans. HSUS By selling puppy mill dogs, some pet stores spread serious illnesses that are dangerous to the public. […]

AWARENESS DAY AT THE PUPPY MILL – September 18, 2021

Awareness day on the history of the puppy mill Those who love dogs can’t even imagine a puppy and its parents living in a small, dark and dirty crate. They cannot move or play, they only have to play the role of giving birth. This is the reality of puppy mills. In large mills, thousands […]

Rally in support of the Puppy Mill Pipeline bill scheduled for Saturday, September 18 at Colonie Center

ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – Justicepourlescent, a local group that tries to raise awareness about animal abuse, according to its Facebook page, is organizing a peaceful protest on Saturday, September 18 at the Colony Center. The rally is intended to show support for the Puppy Mill Pipeline Closure Bill. Pittsfield to vote on puppy mill ban […]

ECSU to find new puppy business after allegations surface

September 17, 2021 After learning of allegations against a New York City company that brought puppies to Eastern Connecticut State University for a puppy therapy program, university officials said they would no longer hire the ‘business. The allegations against the company, PuppyParty.com, were made by the Companion Animal Protection Society, which investigated the company in […]

Largo adopts new rules for pet shops | Largo

LARGO – There will be no new pet stores in the town of Largo, and the two currently operating have new rules to follow. On September 7, the Municipal Commission voted 6-1 on final reading to pass a long-debated ordinance that promulgates new regulations for the commercial sale of dogs and cats within city limits. […]

Ban on “puppy mill” faces criticism from pet shop owners, hearing on moratorium on solar farms

The owner of Puppy Experience spoke at a public hearing last week and said his business is already subject to frequent inspections and does not deal with puppy mills. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister) The Daily Update is a podcast briefing on what’s happening across North Fork. Get the daily update straight to your inbox every weekday […]

TradeMe pet sales help ‘backyard breeders’ thrive, consumers and advocates say

On TradeMe, Unicorn has been described as healthy and ready for a new home. But when Roger Jeakings brought the ragdoll cat home, he realized he had been misled. The cat, which he had picked up from the vendor at a gas station south of Auckland, was in poor mental condition. “She was overweight and […]

ted berry | Ted Berry 5K-9 Dog Walk / Run | Speak for the unspoken

A dog’s life should be simple: frolic, sniff, have family fun, and have fun. But some dogs are forced to live much more complicated lives. A local councilor and the community are working hard to unravel this strangulation. Over the past five years, Ward 1 Council member Ted Berry and the Speak for the Unspoken […]

GBHS seeks foster families following Louisiana puppy mill collapse

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (WBRC) – The Greater Birmingham Humane Society (GBHS) has helped save dozens of dogs found living in horrific conditions at a puppy mill in rural Louisiana. GBHS executives have been contacted by partners of the BISSELL Pet Foundation to help transport more than 50 of the 150 dogs found at the puppy mill. […]

Letter to the Editor: On Puppy Mills and the Companies That Support Them | Opinion

What is the position of the general public in Colorado Springs on animal abuse and the businesses that indirectly support it? Of particular concern is what is happening to dogs in the context of puppy mills (i.e. large-scale commercial dog breeding facilities that prioritize profit over the welfare of dogs). puppies sold in Colorado pet […]

Hello: for me it’s about taking care of dogs

Today’s column is for dogs because I have two topics that I will cover to get my point across: many dogs need our help, and for me it will be about politics and our local shelter at Friends Forever Humane Society. I try never to use this column to talk about a political subject, but […]

Victory! These American states have just made great strides for animalsA humane world

Red foxes became safer in Maryland after the state banned wild animal slaughter contests. franzfoto.com/Alamy Stock photo One of the ways we are making a difference for animals is by working nationally and locally to ensure laws are passed that prevent the cruel and inhumane practices that threaten animals – puppies born en masse. puppy […]

First responders shouldn’t have to tackle tigers

The award-winning documentary film, “The Conservation Game,” for which our work served as the subjects, shows how people were able to buy tigers and other big cats, as well as other exotic animals, at auction. It also shows how some “conservative” celebrities – characters seen regularly on television and therefore trustworthy to tell us about […]

Renton pet store criticized for payment systems and puppy mills

Renton Puppyland receives complaints Puppyland charged with pushing confusing financial terms, deceptive payment systems, and obtaining puppies from out-of-state puppy mills. RENTON, Wash. – More community members are raising concerns after Q13 News published an article on Puppyland in Renton in 2019, where a couple accused the company of an expensive and confusing puppy rental […]

Lobby Blaine to ban pet stores from selling puppy mill puppies

BLAINE, Minnesota (FOX 9) – Community members and aid organizations are calling on the town of Blaine to stop selling puppy mill puppies in pet stores. In a shelter to kill, Maverick just needed a chance, and he got it with the Backes family – just like his sidekick, Kona. Advocates push Blaine to ban […]

Why a financial boost for the office that exposes Pennsylvania puppy mills has stalled again

Spotlight PA is an independent, non-partisan newsroom powered by The Philadelphia Inquirer in partnership with PennLive / The Patriot-News, TribLIVE / Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and WITF Public Media. Sign up for our free newsletters. HARRISBURG – Partisan divisions are hampering legislation to increase funding for the Pennsylvania office responsible for exposing puppy mills and dealing with […]

Why a financial boost for the office that exposes Pennsylvania puppy mills has blocked again Spotlight PA

Featured sound system is an independent, non-partisan newsroom powered by The Philadelphia Inquirer in partnership with PennLive / The Patriot-News, TribLIVE / Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and WITF Public Media. Sign up for our free newsletters. HARRISBURG – Partisan divisions are hampering legislation to increase funding for the Pennsylvania office responsible for exposing puppy mills and dealing […]

Frosh calls for rejection of challenge to state puppy mills ban on the sale of dogs – Maryland Daily Record

By: Steve Lash Legal Affairs Writer of the Daily File June 24, 2021 Maryland’s ban on retail pet stores selling dogs while allowing rescues and nonprofit dog shelters to continue sales from July 1 does not violate the constitutional guarantee of equal treatment under the law, said the state attorney general in federal court in […]

Just Puppies in Rockville charged with breaking puppy mill law

Just Puppies of Maryland in Rockville has been charged with selling puppies in violation of the No More Puppy Mills Act, Attorney General Brian Frosh said in a press release on June 17. Charges have been filed against Just Puppies, which is located at the Twinbrook Center on Veirs Mill Road, as well as another […]

Just Puppies of Rockville, one of two accused of illegally selling dogs

Just Puppies in Rockville is one of two pet stores accused of breaking the state’s Puppy Mills law, which prohibits the sale of puppies and kittens in retail stores. Photo from Google Street View A Rockville pet store is one of two charged with breaking the state’s Puppy Mills law, which prohibits the sale of […]