Two New Animal Welfare Laws Protect California Pets

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed two animal welfare bills into law this month.  Both are designed to protect the welfare of the state’s dogs, cats, and other companion animals.  The laws were signed on September 19th, in recognition of Puppy Mill Awareness Day. AB 2152, sponsored by Assembly member Todd Gloria (D-San Diego), closes a … Continue reading Two New Animal Welfare Laws Protect California Pets

HSUS Releases 2020 Puppy Mill Report

The Humane Society of the United States recently published the 2020 edition of its annual “Horrible Hundred” puppy mill report.  This report documents problematic puppy breeding and/or puppy brokerage operations in the US. You can download and read a pdf copy of the full report HERE.  The report highlights problem puppy facilities, in an alphabetical … Continue reading HSUS Releases 2020 Puppy Mill Report

CDC Traces Campylobacter Outbreak to Pet Store Puppies

Animal advocates have been warning potential dog owners to avoid getting puppies from retail pet stores because they come from large scale, for profit breeding operations known as puppy mills. Now there’s another reason to say no to pet store puppies. A report on the American Veterinarian website notes that 118 people in 18 states … Continue reading CDC Traces Campylobacter Outbreak to Pet Store Puppies

Local Jurisdictions Continue the Fight Against Puppy Mills

A recent blog post by the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) highlights the leading role that cities and counties across the U.S. are taking to ban puppy mills—despite opposition at the state and federal levels. While many local jurisdictions are banning the sale of pet store animals bred in large-scale, for-profit breeding operations known as … Continue reading Local Jurisdictions Continue the Fight Against Puppy Mills

USA Today Raises Awareness About Puppy Mills This Holiday Season

An impulse purchase of a puppy as a Christmas present helps keep puppy mills in business, warns a recent editorial in USA Today. Buying a puppy from a brick and mortar pet store or via an online ad provides support for an industry that inhumanely breeds, transports, and sells thousands of puppies across the US. … Continue reading USA Today Raises Awareness About Puppy Mills This Holiday Season