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If you buy puppies from the internet or pet stores, you could be supporting puppy mills. In our fifth Horrible Hundred report, we continue to shine a light on violations, despite increasing challenges in investigating them. Efforts to get updated information from the United States Department of...

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Nearly 300 puppies and dogs were removed from a suspected Madison County, Arkansas, puppy mill after the Humane Society of the United States received a tip via its puppy mill tip line. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office served a search and seizure warrant on the property and found that the animals...

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Are you getting a new dog or thinking about it? We're so excited for you and we know you'll give your new companion a great, loving home. Once you've decided you're ready for a dog, the next big decision is where to find this lifelong family member. You'll want to make sure to NOT get an animal from...

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Representatives Steve King (R-IA) and James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) have introduced bills H.R. 4879 and H.R. 2887, which have been dubbed the States' Rights Elimination Acts. These bills could completely undermine the authority of states to pass laws to protect animals and their citizens. A diverse and...

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The American Kennel Club (AKC) Every year, breeders and trainers gather in New York for the Westminster Dog Show to celebrate the beauty and grace of purebred dogs. It's a delightful event for any dog lover. But investigations have repeatedly shown that one of the major players at Westminster is not...

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Pounding the pavement For eight months, Pam Van Hoose’s routine included 10 to 14 hours of walking every day. Not for pleasure or exercise, but because she had a mission: gathering signatures to help get a measure to protect breeding dogs on the ballot in Ohio. Following her Franklin County map, she...

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A new undercover investigation (PDF) released by The Humane Society of the United States links pet stores in Georgia to puppy mill operations inside and outside the state. With hidden cameras, HSUS investigators visited 13 of 17 puppy-selling pet stores in the state during fall 2015. The...

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Forty-six dogs and 11 other animals were rescued from a suspected Warm Springs, Arkansas, puppy mill. The owner, who was previously convicted of animal cruelty in 2013, is selling the animals in person and online through various websites. Randolph County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant on...

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Oct. 4, 2016 UPDATE: The animals rescued from this case will be available for adoption in the coming weeks through the following Emergency Placement Partners: Humane Society of Charlotte Moore Humane Society Charlotte Mecklenburg Animal Care and Control SPCA of Wake County Pawfect Match Rescue...

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The Humane Society of the United States, The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and The Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association filed a legal petition (PDF) with the United States Department of Agriculture urging the agency to improve the standards of care for dogs kept...

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The Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association

The Humane Society of the United States commends the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and Secretary Mike Naig for upgrading the state’s companion animal welfare regulations. The improved standards of care go into effect today and will greatly increase the quality of life for...

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A group of consumers filed a lawsuit in Maricopa County Superior Court against the Arizona-based online puppy marketplace PuppyFind.com. The complaint alleges that PuppyFind violated Arizona consumer protection laws by deceptively and fraudulently publishing inflated ratings of disreputable puppy...

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sided with puppy mill interests and conditionally vetoed a broadly supported measure to protect dogs and consumers from reckless and inhumane puppy mills.

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Under a decision from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, pet stores in Chicago are still prohibited from selling puppies sourced from large-scale commercial breeders, also known as puppy mills. Chicago pet stores and a Missouri-based commercial breeder challenged the ordinance, which a federal...

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A new investigation by The Humane Society of the United States reveals that several pet stores in Palm Beach County, Florida, appear to have violated local laws designed to prevent their buying from breeders with animal welfare violations, while other stores were apparently violating laws that...

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