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.
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This installment of MouthPieces offers valuable information that you can pass along to the public about puppy mills.
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.
Animal activist Jana Kohl takes both her new book and her dog, Baby, on the road to spread the grim truth about puppy mills.
For seven years, animal control officer Latichia Duffy has used minimal funds to operate a tiny shelter in an area surrounded by puppy mills.
In the wake of Oprah Winfrey's show on puppy mills, adoption numbers spike in shelters across the country.
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.