puppy mills

Puppy Mill Action Week: How You Can Help Fight Puppy Mills

Puppy Mill Action Week is observed the week before Mother’s Day, and that’s fitting, as mother dogs are usually the ones treated most poorly in puppy mills. In 2019, Puppy Mill Action Week will take place from May 5th to May 11th. Here’s what you should know.

by Mike Clark
April 24th

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.

by Michele C. Hollow
January 8th, 2015

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.

by Nina Stively
August 5th, 2013

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 Auton […]

by DogTime Staff
November 29th, 2012

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 face […]

by DogTime Staff
November 15th, 2012

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, local […]

by DogTime Staff
August 20th, 2012

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 inflammatory […]

by DogTime
July 13th, 2012

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 of […]

by DogTime
April 26th, 2012
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