Here's some good news from the Humane Society of the United States. They raided a puppy mill in Tennessee, shut it down, and liberated all 700 animals from their hellish existence. From the video, it looked like a pretty large operation with numerous volunteers and dog carriers. The rescue cost HSUS $105,000 altogether. There is no animal control in Hickman County so these animals will be kept at a temporary shelter. The property belongs to a certain Patricia Adkisson. Adkisson, in 1998, was charged with 195 counts of animal neglect and cruelty whenr police and animal officials found hundreds of malnourished dogs and puppies on her property. Three convictions resulting from these charges were overturned in 2001 after an appeals court found that police had searched her property improperly. Thus, violating her constitutional rights.
Don't buy animals at a pet store. You will only perpetuate the cruelty of puppy mills. Only 15% of the pet-seeking Americans go to shelters to find their pet. That's ironic since shelters provide more care and a loving environment than pet stores. Don't be part of the demand. Adopt. Take a look.