Puppy mills produced large numbers of dogs in filthy conditions without regard for their health or well-being. Learn how to stop puppy mills and to help their victims.
Resources and Articles
From the Magazine
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.
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.
The hard work of turning puppy mill dogs into pets yields extraordinary rewards for shelters and adopters.
A journalist tracks a rescued puppy mill dog, exposing the breeding industry along the way.
After participating in a puppy mill raid, a longtime sheriff decides to leave law enforcement and become manager of the county's new shelter for dogs.
Policies & Programs
The HSUS Maddie's Fund Puppy Mill Task Force works with law enforcement, animal shelters, and other agencies to investigate puppy mills, develop cases, execute raids/rescues on puppy mill operations, and ensure enforcement of any laws that are being broken. We are available to provide expert guidance to local, state, and federal agencies in the prosecution of animal abusers in relation to the operation of puppy mills.
That pooch in the pet-store window may be may alluring but buyer beware: you may be supporting a puppy mill.