Blog Entries ( Puppy Mills )

Rescue Groups Help Dogs Find Happy Homes

August 26th, 2012
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As a crusader for the rejects of the canine world, Erica Brown has seen the inevitable horror stories. Since the Gurnee, IL woman co-founded Secondhand Snoots Rescue in 2010, the organization has plucked 77 dogs from the abyss, including a 6-month-old puppy dumped at an animal control shelter with two broken back legs. Other rescued dogs required amputation or had renal failure. One of her ...

Madonna Tickets Fetch Record $100,000 to Help Dogs

August 15th, 2012
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Two longtime supporters of a Pennsylvania animal shelter successfully bid $100,000 for four tickets to Madonna's concert  August 28 in Philadelphia.  The tickets, donated by jewelry designer Susan Rosen, were part of a special auction to benefit Main Line Animal Rescue's anti-puppy mill campaigns and the shelter's new training center in Chester County, PA. Nick Adams and Dee Silvers' winning ...

USDA Proposes a Rule Change to Control Online Dog Sales

May 20th, 2012
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Dog breeders who skirt animal welfare laws by selling puppies over the Internet would face tighter scrutiny under a rule change proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The change would subject dog owners who breed more than four females and sell the puppies electronically, by mail, or over the phone to the same oversight faced by wholesale dealers as part of the Animal Welfare Act. That ...

Ireland Sets the Bar to Ban All Puppy Mills

March 3rd, 2012
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This past January, new laws – the Welfare of Greyhounds Act and Dogs Breeding Establishments Act – were introduced in Ireland to control puppy farming (i.e., puppy mills). For so long, Ireland was known as the Puppy Mill of Europe and after years of animal welfare activists fighting legislators, the legislators finally listened. These 2 new acts created new ...

Purebred dogs: A moral minefield

December 17th, 2011
Posted by | Posted in Adoption, Dog Facts, News

Why do people buy dogs instead of adopting them? A quick check on, an online database of animals available for adoption, found more than 300 dogs looking for homes in Metro Vancouver. For the cost of an adoption fee of around $250 to $350, one of these shelter dogs could be out of a kennel and into a family home. Yet, classified ...