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.

July 21 is No Pet Store Puppies Day!

No Pet Store Puppies Day, ASPCA

Thousands of dogs spend their entire lives in puppy mills—where profit is given priority over the well-being of the dogs. They live in overcrowded, unsanitary conditions for years on end, and may suffer from behavioral, congenital and hereditary problems as a result of irresponsible breeding practices. Their puppies are sometimes sold to pet shops—usually through a broker, or middleman—and marketed as young as eight weeks of age.

From Rescue to Rehab: A Puppy Mill Survivor’s Incredible Journey (Part 1 of 2)

Puppy Mill Survivor

In January, the ASPCA was called in to assist with the rescuing, sheltering and placement of more than 40 dogs from a large, substandard breeding facility in Nancy, Kentucky. The dogs were discovered in filthy, deplorable conditions, with little or no shelter from the below-freezing temperature. Many suffered from untreated medical conditions. Others were living in overcrowded conditions inside the home, without proper care or socialization.

Alleged puppy mill operator gets probation for animal cruelty

Written by Lisa Roose-Church, Daily Press & Argus

July 17, 2014

A Howell Township woman described as a puppy mill operator was sentenced today in Livingston County Circuit Court.

Margaret Elaine Komorny was sentenced to five years probation for animal cruelty. The judge ordered that she also not own any animals and that she possess none either on her property or under her control, but held at another location.

Massive Puppy Mill Raid Leaves 357 Dogs in Rescue

Written on 07/16/2014 by Brandy Arnold in Animal Advocates, Front Page News

Cherokee County marshals raided a Georgia puppy mill on Tuesday, rescuing up to 500 dogs that were stacked in cages, living in filth, many suffering from health and behavioral problems.

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