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More fighting dog busts.

I’ll link to YesBiscuit but lots of people have posted about it. The bottom line is that 200 or so fighting dogs have been seized and 30 people arrested. And I can’t help but wonder… what’s going to happen to … Continue reading

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Why Anti-Puppymill Legislation will never work

Back a number of months ago, Pennsylvania legislators gave themselves some serious pats on the back for passing strict legislation regarding how puppymillscommercial kennels would be run. They passed new housing requirements, exercise requirements, annual veterinary exams for all dogs, … Continue reading

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“Commercial Kennels” in Lancaster County by the numbers.

There are a bunch of changes taking place in Pennsylvania Dog Law right now, many of which pertain to kennels, which is a good thing, but right now a chaotic and somewhat confusing thing. For example, all boarding kennels are … Continue reading

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Another PA Puppymill Bust

A few months ago a client called to ask questions about buying a new puppy. She was interested in one of the little doodle mutt things that all the millers are cashing in on, and our receptionist spoke with her … Continue reading

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More thoughts on the Zimmerman brothers and puppy mills.

On Friday night, more than 100 people gathered near the properties owned by Elmer and Ammon Zimmerman, the two brothers who shot their 80 mill dogs after the authorities required that they seek medical care for some of the dogs. … Continue reading

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80 Mill dogs killed. Public outraged.

Ah, the wonderful world of puppymillers, and I’m so lucky to live here in Pennsylvania, where it’s legal to shoot your entire mill’s worth of dogs instead of having them examined by veterinarians as ordered by inspectors. Instead, Elmer Zimmerman … Continue reading

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Puppy Business is Booming

One of the hardest parts of my job to stomach is the endless flow of poorly bred litters of puppies that come through our doors for first puppy exams and vaccines. The only credit I can give these owners is … Continue reading

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Oprah, Puppy Mills, and You.

I haven’t had the chance to watch Oprah’s show on puppy mills yet (it’s available for viewing online here), but I’ve read a lot of chatter about the show. I admit to a whole lot of jadedness when it comes … Continue reading

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The AKC, Puppy Breeders, and Quality Control

I drive about 15 miles to and from work every day, and right now, just from the signs by the sides of the road, I could buy myself an AKC Chihuahua, an AKC Golden Retriever, and AKC Chocolate Lab, an … Continue reading

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