Henry County Woman Charged With Operating a Puppy Mill
Deputies said Kidd is suspected of running an illegal puppy mill for the second time in two years. In 2011, 30 dogs were taken from her property as well. Five more dogs will be rescued from her residence in the next week bringing the total to 37 this year alone.
Dog breeding operations under scrutiny
She said dogs at some facilities are in cages that are outside all year around, exposing the animals to the extremes of Iowa’s winters and summers.
Purchasing a puppy also brings responsibility
Dogs used for breeding at the mills may spend their entire lives in cramped cages with little or no personal attention, and consumers who buy the puppies from pet stores or over the Internet are supporting a harmful industry.