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.