In 2019, there were 407 registered dog breeders in Lancaster County housing close to 53,000 dogs. Fast forward to 2021, where with the internet sale of puppies skyrocketing, Lancaster County now has 424 registered dog kennels housing close to 60,000 dogs.
Disrupted by the pandemic, the OIG planned inspections of onsite USDA licensed dog breeders to ensure compliance in regard to the Animal Welfare Act. This audit was also a follow up on the last OIG audit report completed 10 years earlier in May 2010, entitled Animal Care Program Inspections of Problematic Dealers. This is where the dogs lose.
This relationship might lead new puppy buyers into thinking their new very expensive puppy is not coming from a puppy mill. The nonprofit animal welfare organization American Humane is in something they call a “collaboration,” with the massive online puppy selling broker website Puppy Spot. Puppy Spot boasts a “No Puppy Mill Promise” on their website that could mislead new puppy buyers that the breeders they use are not puppy mills. Puppy Spot also posts about their “collaboration” with American Humane one of the nation’s oldest animal protection organizations.
Bissell Pet Foundation and Stop Online Puppy Mills Interview Part 3. Learn more about puppy mills and why you never want to buy a puppy online.
Bissell Pet Foundation and Stop Online Puppy Mills Interview Part 2. Learn more about puppy mills and why you never want to buy a puppy online.
Most dogs that end up in shelters are there because a human failed them. Not because they are bad dogs. But because someone moved and didn’t make them a priority, or someone had a baby and couldn’t be bothered any longer or they are now just too busy to deal with a dog. Shelter dogs are not broken dogs. They are simple dogs that missed finding the right home the first time.
Regarding the Washington Post article titled Dog Fight, written by Kim Kavin who is seemingly a commercial dog breeding proponent. There are two sides to every story. You need to hear about what it’s like for the dogs that are in the hands of America’s USDA dog breeders.