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.

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.

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