That pooch in the pet-store window may be may alluring but buyer beware: you may be supporting a puppy mill.
March 1, 2014
In site of recent federal regulations cracking down on Internet puppy sales, many puppy mill owners aren't giving up so easily, taking advantage of a loophole that allows direct, in-person sales of the often sick and neglected dogs. An HSUS investigation has uncovered a worrisome venue for puppy millers--local flea markets, which have long gone unwatched and unregulated.
November 1, 2013
Puppy mill rescues are often the culmination of months of preparation, and, when they happen, they're a methodical step toward putting one of an estimated 10,000 puppy mills in the U.S. out of business.
September 1, 2013
A roadside rescue in Texas leads a Maltese and her pups away from puppy mill hell and into the comfort of loving homes.
July 1, 2013
Just months after longtime rescue volunteer Theresa Strader saw a puppy mill in person for the first time, she founded National Mill Dog Rescue, a group that rescues and rehabilitates discarded puppy mill dogs.
September 1, 2012
Dr. Jennifer Scarlett of the San Francisco SPCA, explains how, even in that socially conscious city, pet lovers have been duped by deceptive websites into buying dogs from puppy mills, and what the SPCA is doing about it.
July 1, 2011
Meet Pam Sordyl, an indefatigable animal advocate who has singlehandedly built a 360-person volunteer corps that hits the abusive puppy mill industry where it hurts most???in its wallet.
May 1, 2011
In his new book, HSUS president and CEO Wayne Pacelle takes aim at a wide range of cruelties to animals and provides a roadmap for moving beyond them.
March 30, 2011
The Bond, a new book by HSUS President and CEO Wayne Pacelle, explores humanity’s eternal bond with animals and issues an urgent call to answer the needs of millions of at-risk creatures.
November 1, 2010
The hard work of turning puppy mill dogs into pets yields extraordinary rewards for shelters and adopters.