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Week in Review - January 24, 2013
Deputies said Kidd is suspected of running an illegal puppy mill for the second time in two years. In 2011, 30 dogs were taken from her property as well. Five more dogs will be rescued from her residence in the next week bringing the total to 37 this year alone.
She said dogs at some facilities are in cages that are outside all year around, exposing the animals to the extremes of Iowa’s winters and summers.
Dogs used for breeding at the mills may spend their entire lives in cramped cages with little or no personal attention, and consumers who buy the puppies from pet stores or over the Internet are supporting a harmful industry.