Week in Review - March 12

Care cost of ‘puppy mill’ dogs tops $338,000

ASPCA Midwest Field Director Kyle Hill testified that the organization had spent more than $338,000 since the seizure of the dogs in October.

Let the Rush Limbaugh Statue Stand, On One Condition…

Missourah has the dubious honor of being the puppy mill capital of the world,and Prop B sought to enforce basic humane standards in the industry. Outstate Republicans were furious about the government telling them to keep their dogs in larger cages, protect them from the elements, provide adequate food and clean water.

Laguna steps toward banning puppy mills

The City Council and residents voiced support Tuesday night for a law banning commercial pet stores in the city.

Charges dropped against owners of suspected puppy mill–with conditions

A couple suspected of running a puppy mill will have all animal cruelty charges dropped as long as they fulfill an agreement made with the Stokes County district attorney.

Lawyer says Happiness Is Pets lawsuit likely to grow

The Chicago attorney filed a class action lawsuit in mid-February on behalf of six people who assert they were misled by employees of the Happiness Is Pets chain, including its Naperville store, when they bought puppies that later developed serious health problems.