Breaking: ASPCA Assists in Investigation of Kentucky Puppy Mill

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 4:45pm

We’re at it again! The ASPCA’s Field Investigations and Response Team is on the ground in Kentucky assisting in the evidence collection, sheltering and placement of 118 dogs seized last Thursday during a puppy mill investigation. The dogs—mainly small breeds such as Papillons, Dachshunds and Poodles—were living in deplorable conditions on the property.

In puppy mills across the country, breeder dogs like those rescued in Kentucky often suffer with little to no medical care, inadequate food and no break from misery. They are treated as puppy‐making machines. And when they can no longer breed, they are simply discarded.

"Simply put, these dogs are considered a cash crop—the more puppies they can crank out, the more money the mills can make,” says Cori Menkin ASPCA Senior Director, Puppy Mills Campaign. “When the dogs can no longer produce, they are deemed worthless, just like broken equipment."

With your help, the ASPCA remains at the forefront of ending the cruelties associated with puppy mills. Stay tuned to for more information as this story develops.

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Caira Scott

Hello my name is Caira Scoot and i'm a young teen who wishes for a sweet dog to come i to my life. Hearin all this news of abondonment, neglet, and animal cruelty makes my heart break knowing there are people out there who have the nerve to get animals such as these and do many type of unhumane things. When I turn 13 i promised my self I will volunteer at aspca for tallahassee.