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.

Westchester lawmakers want to combat 'puppy mills'

By: Cara Matthews

September 29, 2014

Legislation proposed by several Westchester County lawmakers would strengthen protections against sales of dogs from "puppy mills" and set standards for care and feeding of cats and dogs for sale.

New Rochelle pet lover and animal activist Dianne Heim said she was surprised to learn that when she complained about a pet store she suspected sold puppy mill dogs that city officials had no authority to intervene.

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