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.

NSW election 2015: Labor to ban puppies from pet shops

By: Eryk Bagshaw

March 21, 2015

NSW Labor would ban the sale of puppies from pet stores if elected to government in March.

Labor leader Luke Foley will announce the policy on Saturday, along with a ban on large-scale puppy farms that would limit the amount of breeding dogs to 10 per farm. In January, the RSPCA raided a farm in Copeton in northern NSW and found up to 375 dogs living at the property.

Mr Foley said that if elected, Labor would end cruelty and exploitation in commercial dog breeding by tightening regulations for the whole industry.

Pending legal action stalls adoption of 146 alleged 'puppy mill' dogs

By: WMBF News Staff

March 10, 2015

The attorney of the woman accused of operating the illegal dog breeding operation has filed a motion that would stop any developments regarding the animals in this case. There is a hearing for the motion scheduled for Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m., according to the judge's secretary.

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