Local agencies are still reeling from the weekend discovery of a Jasper County puppy mill, that housed more than 40 malnourished dogs.
The seizure brought in the New York City-based American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and other state-based animal welfare groups.
Allison Cardona, ASPCA director of disaster response, said puppy mills are ongoing problem not just in Mississippi, but throughout the nation.
“Every time you buy a puppy from a pet store, it comes from a puppy mill operation,” she said. “There are places all across the country where profit is put over the actual care of the animal.”..." More