Puppy mill operator banned from owning dogs in Newton County

April 21, 2015

By GREGORY MYERS nceeditor@centurylink.net

Pat Gorecki, the owner and operator of an alleged puppy mill in Lake Village, has been issued a permanent injunction by Superior Court Judge Daniel Molter prohibiting her from owning or possessing any canine in Newton County.

ASPCA Places Dogs Rescued from Alabama Puppy Mill in 11 States Across U.S.

Sick puppy mill puppies

April 17, 2015

New York, N.Y.—The ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) has begun transporting dogs to various animal welfare agencies in 11 states following the seizure of the dogs from a large, substandard breeding facility—frequently referred to as a puppy mill—in Needham, Ala. last month.

Alleged puppy mill in St. Anne raided, 80 dogs taken from owner

By: Dimitrios Kalantzis

April 7, 2015

A national animal rescue group, along with the Kankakee County Animal Control and Adoption Center, removed 80 dogs from an alleged puppy mill in St. Anne Tuesday morning, accusing the owner of leaving the animals in "neglectful conditions."

The dogs were both newborn puppies and adults of a variety of breeds, including Chihuahuas, Shih Tzus, Yorkshire Terriers and Poodles.

Cuddly but sick? Puppy mills mean pet-store dogs may be ill

Mary Beth Pfeiffer, Poughkeepsie Journal

March 29, 2015

The 10-week-old English bulldog cost Noelle Todd $2,550 in a deal that was said to include two essentials.

The wrinkly faced, roly-poly dog, later named Luigi, had been "castrated," as a certificate delicately put it. Moreover, he had "no known illness or disease," said the bill of sale.

Within days, Todd would learn that Luigi's male parts — fully intact, as it were — were the least of the problem. A very sick dog was.

2015 Legislature: Require standards for dog breeders

March 24, 2015

By: Jodi Guenther, Missoula

Despite the polished facade of pet shops and websites that sell puppies to consumers looking for their perfect animal companion, the truth about the origin of these puppies is often unknown. Behind the puppy in the pet shop window, there often lies a puppy mill, a commercial dog-breeding facility that keeps dogs in inhumane conditions and allows disease and illness to run wild.

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