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Video: Inside Look at Kentucky Puppy Mill Rescue

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 2:15pm
Puppy mill dog in dirty cage

As many of you know, earlier this week, the ASPCA joined local authorities to remove more than 40 dogs, including Chihuahuas and blood hounds, from a large, substandard breeding facility—also referred to as a puppy mill—in Nancy, Kentucky. Many of the dogs have untreated medical conditions, and are being cared for by a team of veterinarians and responders at a temporary facility, set up by the ASPCA and the Kentucky Humane Society, in Louisville.

The dogs are safe now. With temperatures dropping rapidly across the country, it was just in time. These dogs will never again suffer in extreme cold without access to food or shelter. They’ll never be stacked in tiny cages. And they’ll never be forced to breed.
 

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Right now, the ASPCA is providing shelter, veterinary care, healthy food and much-needed attention and affection to the rescued dogs. Our work is far from over.

Please take a moment to watch and share our video.  You’ll see some of the dogs we rescued, as well as the conditions these dogs were forced to endure.

Stay tuned to aspca.org/blog for more news to come. Follow the conversation on Twitter using hashtag #MillsBreedMisery. If now is a good time for you to give, please consider making a gift to the ASPCA.

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Kristin

Carol, you are an idiot. I rarely, if ever, resort to name calling, but in this case it's warranted.

Ruth G, thank you for your thoughtful and educated post. You said it better than I ever could.

I try to do my part in informing and teaching others regarding puppy mills. It literally sickens me when I read yet another story of a puppy mill that's kept its dogs in horrific conditions. There needs to be stronger legislation against these inhumane acts; a slap on the wrist, such as probation, is laughable. They need heavy fines, along with jail time.

Anonymous

All Puppy Mills need to be shut down. There is no need for them---only man's greed for money. We need stiffer penalties and staffing to track down these Mills and close them down.

Maria

The fact that people run Puppy Mills sickens me. Not only do Puppy Mills need to be shut down, but the stores that sell these poor puppies need to go too! It’s surprises me how many people really don’t know that the puppies they buy from one of those disgusting stores come from a Puppy Mill. I know of one such store and went in one day. The way these dogs were being treated was terrible – one guy that works there kicked the cage when a poor puppy was barking for attention. I was so angry I told him to stop that. He obviously, didn’t care and just walked away. I wish I could stand outside that despicable store with a huge picket sign that says, “These dogs come from puppy mills!” How can these stores continue to stay in business? Why aren’t we working at trying to close them down? As long as these stores stay in business, ending puppy mills just becomes more difficult. I can’t imagine what these poor animals suffer and it needs to stop. They are innocent creatures and don’t deserve to be treated with such cruelty. Until laws are tougher on animal abuse and running puppy mills, people will continue to do horrendous acts on animals. A slap on the wrist is nothing! Treat these people as you would if they were abusing a child. I’m not a violent person, but I would gladly take the job of punishing these people for the heinous acts they commit on animals. Pets aren’t “property” and the thought that they are, needs to stop.

bob

dos are like people if you hurt dogs than you hurt people

Maria Aparicio

REALLY I WISH TO BE LIKE YOU..I WISH TO HELP WITH MONEY AND MY HANDS MY TIME I DONT HAVE COLLEGE BUT I LOVE THE ANIMALS TO MUCH PLEASE GIVE ME THE OPORTUITY TO HELP TOO. I APPRECCIATE YOU ATTENTION TO THIS MESSAGE..THIS IS MARIA APARICIO THANKS AGAIN

Shirley Collins

I believe the ASPCA is doing a great job for these dogs!!! I do not agree with Ms. Petersen. Just because these dogs look healthy doesn't mean they are healthy!!! The ASPCA would not bother if everything was ok there!!! There are way too many people abusing animals in so many different ways!!! I say let the law handle these people!!!!!!

Janice Loftus

One big step to stop animal abuse and puppy mill businesses would be to enact harsh & strictly enforced laws. Currently, animal abuse laws are a mere slap on the wrist, a small fine! I would like to see the abusers put in a small cage (cell) for 5 years or more depending on the nature of the abuse. Do to abusers what they do to animals, there is nothing inhumane about it! Humans and all other species of animal hurt, bleed, & grieve, we are all animals, no different in terms of needs, love, and respect!

Janice Loftus

One big step to stop animal abuse and puppy mill businesses would be to enact harsh & strictly enforced laws. Currently, animal abuse laws are a mere slap on the wrist, a small fine! I would like to see the abusers put in a small cage (cell) for 5 years or more depending on the nature of the abuse. Do to abusers what they do to animals, there is nothing inhumane about it! Humans and all other species of animal hurt, bleed, & grieve, we are all animals, no different in terms of needs, love, and respect!

Crystal

We just adopted one of these animals yesterday from the CAHS in Columbus OH. A 2 year old pomierainian. We wanted to get more information as to where he came from. I was completely heartbroken & disquested to discover he came from these kinds of conditions. We are so blessed that these animals were rescused & given a second chance. These breeders should be locked away forever. All I know is- my family & I will give this old soul all the love & care he will ever need- for the rest of his life. God bless all of these animals & their saviours.

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