2015 Legislature: Require standards for dog breeders

March 24, 2015

By: Jodi Guenther, Missoula

Despite the polished facade of pet shops and websites that sell puppies to consumers looking for their perfect animal companion, the truth about the origin of these puppies is often unknown. Behind the puppy in the pet shop window, there often lies a puppy mill, a commercial dog-breeding facility that keeps dogs in inhumane conditions and allows disease and illness to run wild.

NSW election 2015: Labor to ban puppies from pet shops

By: Eryk Bagshaw

March 21, 2015

NSW Labor would ban the sale of puppies from pet stores if elected to government in March.

Labor leader Luke Foley will announce the policy on Saturday, along with a ban on large-scale puppy farms that would limit the amount of breeding dogs to 10 per farm. In January, the RSPCA raided a farm in Copeton in northern NSW and found up to 375 dogs living at the property.

Mr Foley said that if elected, Labor would end cruelty and exploitation in commercial dog breeding by tightening regulations for the whole industry.

Pending legal action stalls adoption of 146 alleged 'puppy mill' dogs

By: WMBF News Staff

March 10, 2015

The attorney of the woman accused of operating the illegal dog breeding operation has filed a motion that would stop any developments regarding the animals in this case. There is a hearing for the motion scheduled for Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m., according to the judge's secretary.

Ban sales of puppy mill pets

By: Lynne Fracassi Casco

Founder, Maine Citizens Against Puppy Mills

It is time for Maine to stop supporting the large scale breeding industry (aka puppy mills) by buying pet shop puppies and kittens.

BREAKING: ASPCA Rescues More Than 130 Dogs from Alabama Puppy Mill

The ASPCA is on the ground assisting in the removal, transport, sheltering and medical treatment of more than 130 dogs from a large, substandard breeding facility—frequently referred to as a puppy mill—in Needham, Alabama. Acting at the request of the Choctaw County Sheriff’s Office, our responders discovered the dogs—including Chihuahuas, Yorkshire Terriers and Pomeranians—living in filthy, deplorable conditions. Many have untreated medical issues, including hypothermia, dehydration, dental disease and painful ocular damage resulting in blindness.

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