West Virginia puppy mill owner banned from owning dogs

By: Cheryl Hanna

Pet Rescue Examiner, Examiner.com

March 5, 2015

A West Virginia dog breeder pleaded guilty to five misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty on Wednesday in a Hancock County Circuit Court, reports bdtonline.com.

In a plea agreement, Elizabeth Tustin cannot be employed at any animal facility, and is barred from owning any pets except for the two cats she now has for the next five years.

Push for 'puppy mill' bill renewed

By Laura Leslie

March 4, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. — Animal advocates gathered at the Legislative Building on Wednesday to ask lawmakers to regulate so-called "puppy mills."

Similar bills have failed in every legislative session for years, but one Raleigh couple said they hope their four-legged lobbyist can turn the tide.

Sunrise deals with legal challenge to anti-puppy mill law

By Susannah Bryan, Sun Sentinel

February 24, 2015

On Tuesday, Sunrise city commissioners are expected to postpone the ban until July 31 to allow time for the court to issue a ruling.

The delay applies only to the pet shop that was already in operation when commissioners approved the ban.

Any new pet store that opens in Sunrise would be required to obey the new rules, which restrict pet stores to selling animals from shelters, rescue groups, humane societies and hobby breeders.

57 Animals Rescued from NE Arkansas Puppy Mill

February 23, 2015

KNWA, Fayetteville

RANDOLPH COUNTY, Ark -- More than 50 animals were rescued from a puppy mill in Northeastern Arkansas.

The Randolph County Sheriff's Office found the dogs outside in the frigid temperatures with icicles hanging on their fur. They did not have shelter, food or water, and were shackled to poles and trees. Some of the animals were so emaciated and matted, they could not even move.

Ban On Selling Pets At The Pet Store Curbs Support For Puppy Mills

By: Jeff Bell, SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)

February 23, 2015

The recent movement to ban the sale of some animals, especially puppies at pet stores, is gaining momentum in cities in California, Florida and New Jersey.

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