Blog

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.
 

donate today

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.

FIR responder walks bloodhound at puppy mill

0 Comments
Add new comment

Comments

Comments

TATA

I HOPE YOU DIE A SLOW AND PAINFUL DEATH WITHOUT ANYONE THERE TO HELP YOU. YOU ARE AN ANIMAL AND SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO OWN ANY. HELL IS WAITING FOR YOU. YOU CAROL ARE A DEMON SEED DELIVERED FROM HELL.
IF I EVER WITNESSED A PERSON ABUSING AN ANIMAL I WILL GO TO JAIL FOR WHAT I WOULD DO TO THEM-TIE THEM TO THE BACK OF MY TRUCK AND DRAG THEM BEHIND IT. I HATE PEOPLE WHO ABUSE ANIMALS OR THOSE WHO ARE IGNORANT. YOUR HEART IS CARVED OUT OF ICE, BETTER YET YOU DON'T HAVE ONE.

Joyce Cloutier.

You are kidding right? I have a rescue pug who spent 5 years in a puppy mill churning out puppies until her last litter was a meager single puppy. Sh was not worth keeping. She was rescued by a wonderful group in Albany NY. She had spent her life in a cage, had to have many teeth extracted, had bowed legs from life in a cage, and had no idea how to relieve herself out of doors. She was so afraid of my husband's voice that she would hide behind our sofa until he left the room. Seven other dogs were rescued with her, all living their lives in cages.
And as for pigs, yes they are intelligent, I do NOT eat them or cows...
And if you look at rescue groups, they DO have wonderful small breed dogs looking for homes. Not your home.....

Joyce Cloutier.

You are kidding right? I have a rescue pug who spent 5 years in a puppy mill churning out puppies until her last litter was a meager single puppy. Sh was not worth keeping. She was rescued by a wonderful group in Albany NY. She had spent her life in a cage, had to have many teeth extracted, had bowed legs from life in a cage, and had no idea how to relieve herself out of doors. She was so afraid of my husband's voice that she would hide behind our sofa until he left the room. Seven other dogs were rescued with her, all living their lives in cages.
And as for pigs, yes they are intelligent, I do NOT eat them or cows...
And if you look at rescue groups, they DO have wonderful small breed dogs looking for homes. Not your home.....

stunned

Lady, please go back to 1901....you clearly are senile or something. Your arguement makes no sense that we all beg u to stop before u embarrass yourself any further.

Jacqui Gould

I'd like to see carol petersen be put down fopr her retarded comments or better yet let her live in a cage; you remarks about the types of dogs from the humane society only highlight your lack of insight and intelligence; your comments are self-serving to make yourself feel better by buying only private breed dogs; if you haven't noticed, no one is talking about responsible private breeders being a source of the problem; your ignorance is part of the problem. Puppy mills are overbreeding dogs and are cruel environments. They do not represent the responsible private breeders. As far as the chickens going to China, just because there are other animal-related issues, it doesn't mean we should degrade any of them. Shame on you.

JoAyn

It's ignorance like this that keeps animals suffering and dying. Do you even know what a puppy mill is?? Open your eyes and shut your mouth for a change.

Patty Allen

What a bunch of hooey, Carol Petersen! (to put it very nicely). Up front: I have 3 dogs and 5 cats--all rescues, and volunteer for a rescue organization.
You buy from a puppy mill breeder, you see the product of their cruelty and greed, the puppy, not the poor animal that has to endure years of being in a cage with a wire bottom or concrete floor--you don't see the parents. I have two puppy mill rescues. One is a small beagle, not a mix. She was bred till about 5 years old, then abandoned at a county shelter when she could no longer produce large litters. In those 5 short years, she now has a permanent, very, sway back from the continual pregnancies, and the pads of her feet are so built up, tough, and swollen, never went down, from being on the wire or concrete. I must trim her nails when I see her chewing on them because they curl into these toughened paw pads. Also, her nipples are still very prominent from always nursing. She could barely walk, and I had to carry her around. It took months for her to be able to walk up the stairs. When I first put her on the grass, she didn't know what to do, and turned back to the concrete driveway. She was totally fearful of men: my husband, son, and ANY male that came over, and it took more than 2 years for her to overcome this. (Obviously, she was abused by a guy!)
The other puppy mill rescue I adopted is a purebred toy poodle, male, around 9 years old, and again given up to a county shelter. His medical conditions were ignored and he had to have 9 teeth extracted and had an oozing and infected jaw, so part of his jaw is gone, and a chunk of his tongue is missing. Crooked smile and dripping water always. He also has a heart murmur that was never attended to, and is on two different medications every day for this for the rest of his life. He also, didn't know what to do when put on the grass for the first time. At a vet appointment shortly after adopting him, another tooth fell out onto the exam table!
BTW, lady, I no longer eat any pork or veal for years, and very little of any other meat, since educating myself on the treatment of these factory-farmed animals. There is no crueler living creature on the face of the earth than humans, and their disregard for living beings, all for their lust and greed of the almighty dollar.
(The more I know people, the more I love my dogs/pets.)

katie

you suck so bad. you deserve to go to prison you stupid lady

Aggie Smolecki

A comment to Ms. Peterson. Breeders of dogs only add to the pet overpopulation. I have seen many pure breed dogs at various rescue shelters and the humane society. Those dogs are abandoned- while your Breeder friends take the profit and run! Why aren't breeders responsible enough to regulate their profession, like any other respectable business? That;s not govt interference. But they complain about it. By the way what did you end up doing with" the dumb dog" you are lamenting about? Are you such a Puritan that you have to have a designer dog? This is my response to your bitter diatribe above.

Dolores Chastain

Why don't you go some where and blow your brains out Carol, you are one strange and weird old woman. You sound like a raving maniac.

Pages