Judge upholds puppy mill ban in Sunrise

By Susannah Bryan, Sun Sentinel

June 25, 2015

A federal judge has rejected a pet shop owner's claim that the city stomped on her "American dream" by banning the sale of commercially-bred puppies and kittens.

Animal advocates hail Rhode Island ruling upholding puppy mill ban

The ruling, issued Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Robert Scola Jr., dismissed claims that the ban is unconstitutional.

Federal courts in Illinois and Rhode Island upheld similar ordinances earlier this year.

Encinitas adopts puppy mill ban

By Aaron Burgin, The Coast News

June 25, 2015

ENCINITAS — Encinitas does not have any commercial pet stores in its city limits — and likely will never have one after Wednesday night.

The council enthusiastically voted 4-0 to enact an ordinance that bans such stores, after council received an hour of testimony from animal rights activists and residents imploring them to act proactively on behalf of animals.

Sick Dogs Forced To Be Euthanized After Rescue From Alleged Puppy Mill

By Rissa Shaw

June 24, 2015

FALLS COUNTY  --  Complaints of an alleged puppy mill in Falls County have resulted in the death of two dogs rescued from the property.

The Problem With That Puppy In The Window

By Ben Kerns

June 24, 2015


When you walk by a pet store and see an adorable puppy or kitten waiting for a home, it can be tempting to go inside, we know. But many pet stores get their pups and other animals from mills where they're often abused and treated like baby producing machines rather than as loving creatures. If a pet store is selling dogs rather than hosting adoptable ones from shelters, you can bet they're getting them from puppy mills.

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