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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 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

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You have no idea what you are talking about!!! In the last year alone I've fostered 34 small breed most pure breed most yorkies, almost everyone striat from a shelter!! You need to recheck your facts before you speakbout of turn! There is no waiting list these babies where to be pts no one was standing inline wautingbto adopt


i would love to donate...but...i recently received information regarding how little of the money we donate goes towards the rescued animals, but rather used to line the pockets of the "powers that be". the astronomical salaries of the people that head up these organizations is ridiculous!!! please check into where your money goes before donating. perhaps your money is best spent with your local animal shelters and helping in your own communities. i love animals, have more than my share, but those who make a living off the generosity of others are no better than the fatback politicians we appoint to represent us. shame on them and these people who take money from these poor abused animals. to those who do the WORK...GOD BLESS YOU


I agree with you,the dogs in that video looked well taken care of,from what was on the video it didn't look bad at all,what I worry about now they have been"rescued"how many will get put to sleep for lack of "space"

Jacqui Gould

Tracy and Carol P. you're both small minded Americans that make an opinion based on a video. Go back to your People Magazines and reality TV shows and other shallow minded things I'm sure you do and stay out of the conversation unless you educate yourself.


You are completely incorrect shelters are full of many pure bred dogs that are small. I recently adopted a small dog from the Camarillo shelter they had tons of pure breds. Animals should not be made to suffer for greedy breeders like you are obviously one.

Stacey Storek

Amazing how ignorant you are after 69 yrs of living!!!


Carol, you are truly clueless! There are so many incorrect statements, misconceptions and simply idiotic opinions in your post, I wouldn't even know where to begin... JUST SAYING


Carol, I beg to differ with you. Many years ago my husband and I were at our vet when an older dog was brought in by a breeder to be euthanized. Why, whats wrong with her. She's past her prime for breeding he said. We said, well then we will take her home with us. No, you can't. Why? because you might breed her. No way we said. We asked the vet and he said, there was nothing he could do because the breeder owns the dog. He said its a sad thing he hates to do but his hands were tied. She was so sweet and deserved better. The best I could come up with to say to the breeder was, "I hope they euthanize you when your past your prime". I've hated breeders ever since.
PS: I agree with you pigs are intelligent and I sign all the petitions.
My 4 dogs are big mixed breeds, and are the sweetest most loving dogs
anyone could have.

Real animal lover

YOU are an idiot. Do you live in Kentucky because you seem really uninformed. There are thousands of pure bread rescues where "designer" dogs can be adopted that have been rescued from backyard breeders or puppy mills. And the poor dogs who end up in shelters by stupid people who think they are getting an out-of-the womb "perfect" dog, that just automatically knows house rules or those who feel pets are outside only creatures and NEVER pay any attention to them are often the best pups ever. I have two mixed dogs rescued from shelters who live IN my house, shed and love like ALL dogs do; with their entire being. These so-called "breeders" care nothing for animals, only a quick buck at the expense of these loving creatures. Large breed shedding dogs are wonderful, too. If you have allergies fine, Google your favorite designer breed RESCUE and research because they are out there. I fostered a shepherd and the Shepherd rescue in Columbus Ohio really helped me. This dog found a forever home partly because of this pure bread rescue. You sound to me like a stupid human who should NOT have any animals. There are so many loving animals who need good homes and stupid humans, like you, think that some pure bread dog, many of whom are from bad bearers, are somehow better than the pound pups. It's a viscous cycle, of which YOU are extremely misinformed and a huge part of the problem, and these awful breeders hurt the true good breaders, too, learn the difference stupid.