• January 10, 2014

    Statement on New York Governor Signing Groundbreaking Puppy Mill Legislation

    New York local governments can now regulate large-scale commercial puppy mills and provide oversight of pet dealers, thanks to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signing of A.740a/S.3753a. Sponsored by Assembly member Linda B. Rosenthal, D-New York, and Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-Buffalo, the law grants counties and municipalities the ability to enact regulations to protect dogs raised in puppy mills. Brian Shapiro, New York state director for The Humane Society of the United States issued the following statement:

  • January 10, 2014

    23 Dogs Rescued from Suspected Alexander County, N.C. Puppy Mill

    Humane Society of Charlotte, Alexander County, Alexander County Sheriff's Office

    More than 20 dogs and puppies and one parrot were rescued from an Alexander County, N.C., property by The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society of Charlotte. The groups were called in by Alexander County and Alexander County Sheriff’s Office to assist in the rescue and removal of the animals.

  • January 8, 2014

    Glee Star Takes a Stand Against Puppy Mills

    Lea Michele

    Golden Globe and Emmy nominee, Lea Michele, has joined forces with The Humane Society of the United States to urge Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign a bill that will give local governments the ability to regulate New York puppy mills.

  • December 12, 2013

    Fugitive Sought for Connections to Puppy Mills, Homicide Death of Toddler

    The U.S Marshals Service

    The U.S. Marshals Service and The Humane Society of the United States are alerting the animal welfare community of a fugitive on the USMS’ 15 Most Wanted List and are offering rewards for her capture. The fugitive, Janet Barreto, is allegedly linked to multiple puppy mill operations and the homicide death of a toddler.

  • December 12, 2013

    Se busca fugitiva con conexiones a homicidio de niño, maltrato animal

    United States Marshals Service

    La Agencia de los United States Marshals Service junto con la Humane Society of the United States están están ofreciendo recompensa por la captura de la fugitiva Janet Barreto, está vinculada a múltiples operaciones de fábricas de cachorros y con la muerte por homicidio de un niño pequeño.

  • December 11, 2013

    To Market, To Market, To Buy a Sick Dog: HSUS Investigation of Texas Flea Market Puppy Sales

    All Animals magazine, January/February 2014

    An undercover HSUS investigation reveals the connections between flea markets and puppy mills

  • December 5, 2013

    Pet Store Owner Denied Custody of Allegedly Neglected Puppy Seized After Undercover Investigation

    ReLove Animals, Inc., Prince George's County Commission for Animal Control

    The Prince George’s County Commission for Animal Control denied a request from a pet store owner attempting to gain custody of an allegedly neglected Rottweiler puppy seized after an undercover investigation. In November, representatives from The Humane Society of the United States and Baltimore-based ReLove Animals, Inc. testified to prevent the return of the sick puppy to the owner of Genesis Pets, located in Capitol Heights, Md.

  • November 26, 2013

    About 40 Dogs, 75 Other Animals Rescued from Suspected Puppy Mill

    The Gates County (N.C.) Sheriff’s Office called in The HSUS, SPCA of Wake County, and SPCA of Northeastern North Carolina to rescue approximately 40 dogs and 75 other animals from a suspected puppy mill.

  • November 25, 2013

    Jillian Michaels Exposes Who Really ‘Loses’ in New Billboard Campaign

    Jillian Michaels

    Jillian Michaels, Daytime Emmy-nominated television personality and one of the nation’s leading health and wellness experts, has joined The Humane Society of the United States for a billboard campaign to encourage consumers to avoid supporting puppy mills this holiday season, and to help rescue dogs by adopting from shelters or rescue groups. The ad, which includes both billboard and online versions, stars Jillian’s rescued dogs, Harley, Richard and Seven, and was photographed by renowned celebrity photographer, Don Flood.

  • November 12, 2013

    Undercover Investigation of Texas Puppy Sellers Finds Tall Tales, Poor Conditions

    Dogs in the sweltering Texas heat in open-air flea markets, employees refusing to tell consumers information on the source of the dogs, and unhealthy and underage puppies pouring in from out-of-state puppy mills and brokers were among the findings of a multi-faceted undercover investigation. Conducted by The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the investigation touched 34 pet stores and flea markets across Texas and hundreds of shipping records as part of the examination of how dogs are treated by the pet industry in the state.

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