Sunday, September 6, 2009

Over 600 Dogs Rescued From Puppy Mills In One Week

by Daphne Reid

In less than 7 days, local and national organizations have rescued over 600 dogs from unsatisfactory conditions at suspected puppy mills.

On August 31st, more than 50 dogs and cats were rescued from a suspected puppy mill in Dickson County, Tennessee. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and Dickson County Sheriff's Office and the District Attorney's Office raided the property after a complaint from a local resident who had purchased a puppy from them. Pomeranians, Pugs and Cocker Spaniels were among the dog breeds being bred at the facility and many were suffering from eye and skin conditions and malnourishment, according to the HSUS. The Nashville Humane Association staff will be caring for the animals at a temporary shelter and Pedigree has donated much-appreciated dog food supplies...." More