Audio: Great NPR Story on the Movement Against Pet-Store Sales


Cities in several states have passed dog-sale bans, aimed at cracking down on substandard puppy breeders.
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A story on NPR yesterday focused on the movement to ban the sale of dogs at pet stores in many towns and cities across Florida.So far, at least 30 bans are in place in the Sunshine State, added to similar laws in California, New Jersey, and other states. Dog advocates argue that. . .

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New York Breeder Forced to Surrender Dogs Left Out in Subzero Weather


As the mercury dipped to -20 degrees, the dogs were provided nothing more than plastic barrels for shelter.
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When dog lovers realized that a backyard breeder in Upstate New York was leaving dozens of dogs outside in dangerously cold weather, they called the police. But when the state cops showed up and inspected the property, they claimed that. . .

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Video: More than 100 Dogs Seized in Oregon Puppy-Mill Bust

After an inspection of a puppy mill in Columbia County, Oregon, revealed “shocking conditions,” rescuers from the Sheriff’s Department and Oregon Human Society moved in to seize more than. . .

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Feds Crack Down on Puppy Mills That Sell Dogs Online


Bad breeders who keep dogs in appalling conditions can’t hide out on the Internet anymore.
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In a move that is sure to be applauded by dog lovers everywhere, the U.S Department of Agriculture has closed a legal loophole that allowed puppy mills to continue to operate without oversight by selling dogs over the Internet. Whereas the Animal Welfare Act imposed regulations on those breeders who sell to. . .

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After Buying a Falsely Advertised Puppy, A Dog Owner Sues State Regulatory Agency


Umka was sold as a Brussels Griffon, but her owner soon suspected that she’d been duped.
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A New York woman is suing state Department of Agriculture and Markets (DAM) for neglecting its duties, after the DAM refused to fine a pet store that sold her a dog under false pretenses. Elena Zakharova bought a Brussels Griffon puppy from a store called Raising Rover. She paid $1,650 for the toy dog. However, Umka soon began. . .

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The “Horrible Hundred” List of U.S. Puppy Mills Released



Last week The Humane Society of the United States, as part of its seventh annual Puppy Mill Action Week, released “A Horrible Hundred,” which lists some of the worst puppy mills in the nation. This is by no means a comprehensive list, but it is meant to. . .

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San Diego To Consider Banning Dog, Cat Sales At Retail Stores

This is potentially big news for a city the size of San Diego. A proposed ordinance would make it “unlawful for any person to display, offer for sale, deliver, barter, auction, give away, transfer or sell any live dog, cat or rabbit in any pet shop, retail business or other commercial establishment located in the city of San Diego, unless the. . .

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