ASPCA responders traveled to Rowan County, Kentucky, in October 2011, to help care for 118 small-breed dogs—several pregnant and some just a few weeks old—who were removed from filthy, cramped cages at an area puppy mill.
In 2011, ASPCA responders helped local law enforcement raid a Hot Springs, Arkansas, puppy mill, rescuing roughly 175 Westies, Boston Terriers, and other small dogs who were suffering from a host of diseases.
In 2010, the ASPCA was dispatched to assist in the investigation of a puppy mill operation in Holly Springs, Mississippi. More than 95 dogs, including small breeds such as Shih Tzus, Lhasa Apsos, Pugs, Yorkshire Terriers, Corgis and Chihuahuas, were seized from the property.
On September 21, the ASPCA Field Investigations and Response Team removed more than 70 small-breed dogs from an overrun puppy mill in Missouri.