In More Cities, That Doggie In The Window Is Not For Sale

By: Greg Allen

October 21, 2014

"All stores — 99 percent of them — sell what's called puppy mill dogs, or large-scale commercial breeder dogs," she says. "Yes, they're USDA, but that means nothing, as we've come to see."

That phrase — puppy mill — is loaded and controversial. Lazarow says it includes any large-scale breeding operation that places monetary value over the welfare of the animal.

Puppy mill operators in Georgia fight charges of 264 counts of cruelty

Cherokee Ledger October 15, 2014

GEORGIA -- Cherokee County Solicitor General Jessica Moss has filed accusations against a Cherokee County woman and her husband, who were charged over the summer with cruelty to animals after authorities were tipped off to a suspected puppy mill operating near the Cherokee-Forsyth line.

Court Rules Woman Accused Of Running Jackson County Puppy Mill Will Not Regain Custody Of Dogs

By: Leslie Rubin, Jeffrey A. Morris

Updated: Monday, October 6, 2014

RIPLEY, W.Va. -- The woman accused of running a puppy mill in Jackson County will not regain custody of her dogs after a ruling in Jackson County Court Monday.

Shirley Rhodes, of Cottageville will also pay $40,000 in restitution for the animal care that has been provided.

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