Puppy mill news from NC and OK

Breaking news – Oklahoma puppy mill bill signed by governor and North Carolina breeder fails to pay bond.

The Daily Reflector out of Greenville, NC reports the owner of Rush Kennel failed to pay a court-ordered bond and therefore has forfeited ownership of her dogs, seized during a recent animal-cruelty investigation. The dogs are now up for adoption through the Guilford County Animal Shelter.

Twelve counts of animal cruelty have been charged against the kennel owner and a caretaker there.

And Tulsa World reports some great news for dogs in Oklahoma. On Wednesday, Governor Brad Henry signed the “Commercial Pet Breeders Act” into law. As previously noted, this new law will require licensing and set standards of care for commercial breeders with or more breeding dogs or cats.

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3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Debbie Bull on May 7, 2010 at 11:11 am

    It’s about time Oklahoma acts on behalf of the suffering dogs in puppy mills in that state. THANK YOU Governor Henry! It’s also about time that the private “reputable” breeders stop whining and join forces with the people who are REALLY looking out for the welfare of dogs. isn’t that what reputable breeders claim they are doing anyway?? Why would they fight against this bill?? This imprisonment & torture of helpless dogs for the sake of PROFIT has got to stop. People are beginning to see the light and are demanding that this blatant abuse of dogs END, finally. Get out of the way if you don’t care about the welfare dogs because we won’t stop until puppy mills are closed down for good.

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  2. Posted by Tom Grady on May 7, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Debbie,
    Well stated.
    Again, I’ve seen nothing in this bill or others being proposed or passed in other states that in any way attacks the reputable breeders.
    When the AKC and other groups challenge laws such as this, they seem to be challenging minimum standards of care – for exercise, housing and food. It is an unreasonable position to take.
    And you are also right in noting its all about profit. Profit is the underlying foundation for the opposition to these anti-puppy mill bills.
    I am also in agreement with you in believing that more people are beginning “to see the light” on this issue. At least I hope so.
    Thank you

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