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    There are no need for puppy mills,millions of dogs and puppies in shelters are euthanized because there are not enough with homes.
    There may be exceptions but it seems puppies from puppy mills are not healthy

    http://www.aspca.org/fight-animal-cr...uppy-mill.aspx

    http://www.globalanimal.org/2010/11/...l-video/21434/

    http://www.aspca.org/fight-animal-cr...ppy-mills.aspx

    "When breeders are no longer able to care for their animals, the problem lands squarely on the shoulders of local shelters," said Half-way Home's Latisha Duffy, who works closely with breeders in Missouri to find homes for retired breeding dogs. "

    First the breeders earn as much money they can on the dogs and when the dogs are exhausted and unhealthy it´s time for local shelters to step in and save them.
    I believe it´s tax dollars which pays at least a part of it.



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    And the hoarders??
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    MONTREAL—Humane Society International/Canada, in partnership with the Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec and local law enforcement, rescued more than 500 dogs and puppies from a large-scale commercial breeding facility in Outaouais, Québec. The animals were seized and removed after multiple investigations indicated dogs were not receiving proper care.

    The seizure followed an inspection by authorities in which numerous infractions were observed in regards to the security and welfare of the animals.
    By far, this was the largest commercial breeding facility, involving some of the most inhumane conditions, that our Animal Rescue Team has ever encountered in Canada,” said Lauren Scott, campaigner for Humane Society International/Canada. “Hundreds of dogs were denied their most basic needs and proper care and lacked adequate socialization.”
    The rescued dogs were promptly transported to an emergency shelter in Québec, where they will be cared for, checked by a team of veterinarians, and given any necessary veterinary care. Humane Society International and MAPAQ, with assistance from the Oceanographic Environmental Research Society, Red Rover, and the Ottawa Humane Society, worked throughout the night to assess, examine and catalogue the animals.

    The historic seizure comes days before the government of Québec is expected to release the province’s updated animal welfare (P-42) regulations. Animal welfare groups believe these updates will help to crack down on the province’s worst puppy mill operations, and are also eagerly anticipating the upcoming announcement of the increased penalties to accompany these regulations. HSI Canada commends MAPAQ for its commitment to improve animal welfare regulations in Québec.

    http://www.hsi.org/world/canada/news...ue_091711.html

    As our dedicated team of staff and volunteers faces the tremendous challenge of caring for well over 500 rescued dogs and puppies, we are making major improvements each day.

    Special needs
    Right now, our major focus is caring for the most vulnerable animals—the pregnant mothers and their puppies. Giving birth needs to happen in a quiet, restful place, and the puppies need good nutrition and constant attention. Sadly, many of these mothers are simply too young or too old to be having puppies, and a number of them need extra help caring for their newborns.
    Earlier this week, one Chow puppy was rejected by his exhausted mother. Only a few days old, he was being watched over, fed and held around the clock by veterinarians and volunteers. But every day, he cried for his mama, and the feeble sounds were heartbreaking. Then, this morning, another dog responded to his calls, taking him in with her own litter of puppies. Now, he is safe and sound and contented in a new family.

    Moved by kindness
    The capacity of these neglected dogs to not only forgive and trust again, but to extend compassion to each other brings me to tears. So too does the generosity and support of a huge community of people, including you, who have allowed us to give these deserving dogs a second chance at happiness.
    by Rebecca Aldworth

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    This is so sad.
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    Toronto Bans Pet Stores From Selling Puppy Mill Cats and Dogs

    Toronto cracked down on puppy mills this week by voting to ban pet stores from selling puppies and kittens from commercial breeding facilities.

    Under the new law, retailers will only be allowed to sell cats and dogs that come from shelters, rescue groups or that were donated. Two currently approved sources are Toronto’s Animal Control Services and the Toronto Humane Society.

    Toronto is the second major municipality in Canada to ban the sale of animals from puppy and cat mills. On Thursday, the City Council voted unanimously to pass the measure.

    The new regulations come on the heels of the rescue of 527 dogs from a puppy mill in Quebec, in the largest animal cruelty case in the province’s history. Quebec is known as the puppy mill capital of North America.

    Council member Glenn De Baeremaker, who introduced the Toronto ban said, “…from coast to coast, we’re going to protect dogs across this country. For all intents and purposes we’ve shut the taps to the puppy mills at retail locations in Toronto.”

    “The goal of this motion is to stop animal cruelty,” De Baeremaker continued. “It really slams the door closed on people who mass produce animals for profit.”

    De Baeremaker also pointed out how the ban will cut down on the number of pets euthanized at Toronto Animal Services. There will be fewer animals coming into the shelter system and more homeless cats and dogs being adopted at pet shops.

    The new regulations will have an impact on licensed dog breeders who will be prohibited from selling kittens and puppies to pet shops. The breeders will be able to sell animals from their own facilities.

    Many pet shops in Toronto have voluntarily stopped selling animals from puppy mills. In August, the national chain of PJ’s Pets announced it would no longer sell puppies and instead focus on supporting pet adoptions

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    In Los Angeles puppy and kitten mills are banned

    The Los Angeles City Council has unanimously approved a motion by Councilmember Koretz that should put an end to the puppy and kitten mills by banning the commercial breeding of dogs, cats, rabbits and chicken and the sale of those animals in pet stores.

    Instead animal shelters will work with licensed pet stores to make shelter animals available for adoption at those stores.

    Commercial Creation Of Animals Done In Inhumane Conditions

    The commercial creation of animals for sale is done in inhumane conditions, creates unhealthy animals and aids animal overpopulation, said Councilmember Koretz’s email.

    The City Council ordered the Los Angeles Department of Animal Services to draft the law and create the adoption program. The law also creates a program to publicly and visibly identify stores that excel in meeting rigorous humane requirements and conditions, and it asks the department to arrange frequent adoption drives for shelter animals at licensed pet stores.

    According to MyFoxLA.com, Koretz said he unknowingly purchased a “puppy mill” bichon 20 years ago, and it required expensive medical care.

    In Shelters, 25 Percent Of Dogs And 50 Percent Of Cats Euthanized

    From MyFox/LA.com:

    The Department of Animal Services took in about 55,000 animals last year and expects that number to rise this year. It euthanizes about 25 percent of dogs and 50 percent of cats that wind up in shelters.

    “We’re not only protecting the animals, but we’re protecting the people in the community, the people who don’t know that when they go into a pet store they are paying hundreds, if not thousands of dollars for an animal that is likely to be sick (or) have genetic defects,” Animal Services General Manager Brenda Barnette said.

    Barnette said she knows there are puppy mills in the city, but not how many.

    “A lot of them fly under the radar illegally. They’re very clever, and they have their little lookouts and they will move from house to house to house, and move their animals with them and stay one step ahead of law enforcement,” Barnette said.

    California Leading The Way

    The banning of animal mills, which seems to be where most pet stores get their animals, has been gaining traction but it appears once again that California is leading the way. Toronto is considering a similar law, and Texas has a bill going through the motions that would require more than 11 unspayed female dogs to need a license.

    Congratulations, Mr. Koretz!



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    More dogs rescued from a puppymill
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    More dogs rescued from a puppymill

    It breaks my heart. Poor dogs.
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    Video from rescued dogs in Quebec
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    MONTREAL—Humane Society International/Canada welcomes the settlement reached today at Campbell’s Bay courthouse in western Quebec, which granted legal custody of more than 600 severely neglected dogs and puppies to ANIMA-Québec following their rescue from the largest commercial breeding operation in Canada. HSI Canada has been helping care for the dogs and puppies for more than two months at an emergency shelter near Montreal while awaiting a hearing to determine their custody.

    “We are elated with the decision made here today,” said Lauren Scott, campaigner for Humane Society International/Canada. "This was not only the largest dog rescue in Canadian history, but it also involved some of the most inhumane conditions that our Animal Rescue Team has ever encountered. To have witnessed firsthand the horrific conditions these dogs had been forced to live in at this breeding operation, and to now know that they can be placed into the loving homes they so deeply deserve is incredible. This also sends a strong message to unethical breeders who put profits above animal welfare that Quebecers will no longer tolerate this cruelty."


    Settlement?
    I think the owner of the dogs should pay for veterinarian care for every dog , but lose custody to all the dogs.
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    :pleased:(ANIMAL NEWS) IRELAND — The reference to Ireland as the Puppy Mill of Europe is one that legislators there hope to wipe out. Two 2012 laws require dog breeders to uphold certain standards and give local law enforcement the authority to shut breeders down if they don’t. Irish breeders can still have large numbers of dogs, but they can no longer raise them in dangerous, cramped conditions. By instating these regulations, legislators and authorities hope to find and shut down all the puppy mills in Ireland. We hope that other countries will follow suit. Read more about the new Irish puppy mill laws. — Global Animal


    New laws in Ireland will require dog breeders to give puppies a safe environment.Puppy farming has been outlawed in Ireland – with harsh penalties now imposed on anyone who breaks the country’s new laws.

    Legislation banning puppy farms came into effect on New Year’s Day as the government looks to clean up the country’s act. The move comes after Ireland became known as the Puppy Farm of Europe. Campaigners have fought for years to protect puppies from unscrupulous breeders.

    Now two laws – the Welfare of Greyhounds Act and the Dogs Breeding Establishments Act – have been introduced to control dog breeding and force breeders to look after their animals properly. The new anti-puppy farming legislation makes it impossible to produce hundreds of puppies in grim conditions. Local authority vets also have the right and obligation to inspect all breeding locations. They can immediately shut down any kennels where animals are not being properly cared for. All Irish puppies will be micro-chipped and can now be traced back to the breeder. Breeders will be allowed to keep large numbers of animals, but only under strict conditions and standards set down by the new regulations. All breeders must also be registered with their local authority to comply with the new rules.

    Police have encountered several harrowing cases in recent times. Last autumn, a Midlands owner escaped charges after a raid on a puppy farm where 50 dogs were rescued from ‘filthy and overcrowded’ kennels. Officers described the premises as ‘deplorable’.
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    Poor animals.
    I hope they have nice homes now.
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    Poor animals.
    I hope they have nice homes now.

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    Can we promise them a better tomorrow?
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    They don´t care about the dogs all they want is money
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    They don't care
    They'd do me for the money
    They don't care
    They use me for the money ..............
    You don't careYou kill for the money
    Anything
    Anything
    Anything for money
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