Toms River Animal Control Officers Help Close Down Alleged Puppy Mill

Debbi Winogracki
Public Information Officer
Toms River Township
On Tuesday, August 5, 2014, Toms River Animal Control officers, with the  assistance of the Toms River Police Department, obtained a search warrant to enter the premises at Picture Perfect Pets at 1765 Route 9 in Toms River, NJ. The search warrant was based on an anonymous complaint.

ASPCA Calls for Comprehensive Puppy Mill Reform as Long Island Bills Fall Short

NEW YORK—The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is urging New York municipalities to consider more effective, targeted approaches when cracking down on unregulated pet dealers in the wake of recently-passed legislation in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. In January, Gov. Andrew Cuomo enacted a state law authorizing local governments to regulate pet dealers at the local level. Yesterday, Nassau County became the third municipality to do so, after Suffolk and Albany Counties passed pet dealer laws in June.

Why I Would Always Adopt a Shelter Animal

By: Lisa LaFontaine

President and CEO, Washington Humane Society


Since I spend a good deal of my life advocating for the adoption of shelter and rescue animals, I was especially disappointed with Erin Auerbach's recently-published column ("Why I'd Never Adopt a Shelter Dog Again") in several national news outlets.

From Rehab to Recovery: A Puppy Mill Survivor’s Incredible Journey (Part 2 of 2)

Puppy Mill Survivor

Advocates, today is No Pet Store Puppies Day. Last week, we gave you a glimpse into the process of behavioral rehabilitation for one particular dog, Dusty, who was terrified of everyone and everything after a life spent in a puppy mill. Read the rest of Dusty’s story, as told by our staff behavior experts, to see the amazing progress puppy mill survivors like him can make.

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