Breaking: ‘Horrible Hundred’ report exposes American Kennel Club as complicit in puppy mills

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Some of the findings of our latest Horrible Hundred report sound like scenes from horror films. A puppy mill operator in Iowa performed do-it-yourself surgeries on puppies. A breeder in Ohio is suspected of using rusty scissors to cut the tails off puppies. A breeding facility in Oklahoma was […]

Breaking: Our rescue team saves more than 200 dogs from two Oklahoma puppy mills

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Early Monday morning, our Animal Rescue Team arrived at two properties in Milburn, Oklahoma, with officers from the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office, who served search warrants as part of an alleged animal cruelty situation. Law enforcement requested our assistance with rescuing potentially hundreds of dogs from two dog breeding […]

Revealed: 100 reprehensible U.S. puppy mills in Horrible Hundred report

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In a photo taken by a state inspector, a dog stands looking away from the camera, her tail pointing down. At first glance, this image may seem like a sweet photo because of the boxer’s soft brown eyes and emotional expression. But farther up in the frame, the dog’s […]

New progress in fight against puppy mills shows caring about companion animals is a nonpartisan issue

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In a country where political tempers often run hot, agreement can seem incredibly rare. But, regardless of party affiliation, a consensus is emerging that our companion animals should be treated with basic decency—and this is not how kitten and puppy mills treat dogs and cats. While we advocate for […]

Puppy Protection Act brings hope for dogs languishing in puppy mills

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In West Point, Iowa, a large-scale, commercial breeding facility called the Stonehenge Kennel contains more than 800 dogs. Here, since 2015, more than 100 dogs have been found sick or injured; some had open lesions and could barely walk. As recently as December 2022, the U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

2022 was a winning year in our fight to stop puppy mills

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block If you’ve been following our advocacy for dogs and cats in puppy and kitten mills, you already know that these mega-breeding facilities treat dog and cat mothers and fathers like moneymaking machines with little to no regard for their health or well-being. Thankfully, each year, more and more people […]

All the great progress in our fight against puppy mills this summer

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson Summer is a time of rest and relaxation for many of us, but there has been no lull in our fight to end puppy mills. We have made real progress in our campaign to stop inhumane dog breeders who mass-produce puppies for sale through third party outlets like pet […]

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