May 1, 2009
Animals brought to shelters in mass numbers don't just come from animal hoarders. They may also arrive from raids on puppy mills, pet shops, or illegal animal shipments, or be victims of natural or manmade disasters. All shelters should have a plan in place for handling the influx when such situations occur.
November 1, 2008
Animal activist Jana Kohl takes both her new book and her dog, Baby, on the road to spread the grim truth about puppy mills.
September 1, 2008
For seven years, animal control officer Latichia Duffy has used minimal funds to operate a tiny shelter in an area surrounded by puppy mills.
July 1, 2008
In the wake of Oprah Winfrey's show on puppy mills, adoption numbers spike in shelters across the country.
January 1, 2008
The SPCA of Texas takes down a mass-breeding facility'and takes in hundreds of dogs.
September 1, 2006
You may not have puppy mills next door, but shelters and rescues all over the country take in animals whose lives began in the shadows of these mass-breeding facilities. Find out how you can help shut them down'by learning from shelters that have targeted puppy mills for violations of animal welfare standards.
January 1, 2005
A shelter in Georgia reframes the notion of pets with papers.
November 1, 2004
While largely a charming romp with enough cute pug pictures to satisfy the most pug-hungry reader, this book also delivers a clear message about puppy mills.
March 1, 2003
Reputable breeders can help educate pet owners about responsible care, and, just as importantly, they can be a great ally in the fight against puppy mills, pet stores, and backyard breeders.
January 1, 2003
Obsessive-compulsive disorder in dogs and cats appears to be a genetic trait more common among certain breeds, and researchers find that only about one in ten dogs with OCD comes from an animal shelter.