USDA Removes Database Of Animal Welfare Violators Including Kitten And Puppy Mills
The USDA took down its public database of violations of the Animal Welfare Act, which was used to hold organizations that use animals accountable. You can help get it back.
New Jersey Senate Wants To Make Pet Stores Sell Rescue Animals Only
A proposed bill would ban the sale of puppy mill dogs that don't come from a rescue organization or shelter. The bill is now up for debate in the state Assembly.
Las Vegas Bans The Sale Of Puppy Mill Dogs
The Las Vegas, Nevada City Council voted to ban pet stores from the selling of puppies, kittens, and piglets from puppy mills.
100 Dogs Need Homes After Being Rescued From A Puppy Mill In Florida
The ASPCA rescued over 100 dogs from a Florida puppy mill last month. After some behavioral training and socialization, many are ready for adoption.
More states crack down on selling puppies
A bill that puts tighter restrictions on puppy mills and the sale of such animals at retail stores is heading to the desk of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
More than 90 dogs rescued from Michigan puppy mill
Several anonymous tips prompted authorities to investigate the Livingston County facility and remove the dogs and cats from what they saw to be a deadly situation.
HSUS releases list of 101 “problem” puppy mills in the U.S.
It’s Puppy Mill Action Week, and the Humane Society released a report on a sampling of puppy mills, several of which have been cited by federal or state inspectors.
Chicago’s anti-puppy mill legislation goes countywide
Update: Following the Chicago City Council, the Cook County Board voted unanimously to ban the sale of animals within the area, but with some restrictions and exceptions.
More than 180 animals rescued from Arkansas puppy mill
The bust occurred in Jefferson County, 30 miles south of Little Rock, after potential customers at Busy B Pets called authorities about the deplorable condition of the animals.
City council’s win for the animals — Phoenix: 1, puppy mills: 0
Editorial: Phoenix’s city council voted to ban sale of kitten and puppy mill animals in pet stores within the city limits, but some are not happy with the decision.
Ohio anti-puppy mill law to go into effect January 1
Signed into law on December 11, 2012, the full requirements of S.B. 130 regarding licensing and standards of care will be enforced beginning New Year's Day.
USDA to crack down on online puppy mill and kitten factory sales
New regulations will make online pet breeders apply for federal licenses and subject them to the same government oversight as other commercial pet breeders.
Buying Is Not Rescue
Some think buying a puppy or kitten from a pet store is the same as rescuing it; it isn’t – in fact, doing so merely perpetuates a cycle of mill breeding and misery.
Ohio dog breeders plead not guilty to 723 counts of cruelty
As Ohio’s first anti-puppy mill bill makes its way to Republican Governor John Kasich’s desk, authorities in the state are making a case against a trio of large-scale backyard breeders busted in a raid November 17. The raid on the alleged puppy mill comes at the culmination of a six-month investigation against Dave and Rhonda […]
Ohio puppy mill bill passes House vote
Ohio is poised to become the next state to crack down on puppy mills after the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in favor of a legislation that would more strongly regulate large-scale breeding operations in the Buckeye State. Wednesday’s majority vote of 91-5 means the amended substitute Ohio Senate Bill 130 will now have to […]
Over 250 dogs rescued from Ohio puppy mill
Animal rescue groups in Ohio have their hands full today after rescuing nearly 250 Chihuahuas and 40 Chinese Shar-Peis from a property near Shelby, Ohio, last Tuesday. The Humane Society of Richland County and the Humane Society of the United States were on the scene to take the dogs in after the dogs’ elderly owner, […]
HSUS report: Is the AKC helping protect puppy mills?
A report released last week by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) suggests that the American Kennel Club (AKC) is actively working to suppress anti-puppy mill legislation and alleges the AKC has allowed individuals who don’t provide the legal amount of minimum care to register their litters with them. Among the most potentially […]
Lack of enforcement seen in Pennsylvania anti-puppy mill laws
It looked like Pennsylvania, once considered the puppy mill capital of the east, made progress when then-Gov. Ed Rendell signed into law some of the most progressive anti-puppy mill legislation in the country. Animal welfare groups across the nation praised the Pennsylvania laws, which went into effect in October 2009. In 2011, The Humane Society […]
Facebook drops puppy mill dogs from Marketplace
Influenced by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), Facebook is now taking action to prevent puppy mill dogs from being advertised and sold on Marketplace. Marketplace, an online source for classified listings, is a frequent advertising outlet for unscrupulous breeders. Facebook and Oodle, the company in charge of overseeing the […]
A California city fights puppy mills
Laguna Beach, CA, is a picturesque seaside town perhaps best known for the early 2000’s MTV reality show of the same name. But after a city council meeting last week, the town is in the news for its progressive animal advocacy efforts. On March 6th, the Laguna Beach City Council voted unanimously to outlaw the […]