As 2011 rapidly draws to a close, I marvel at all the great work that has been done by animal welfare organizations this year. Throughout the country, more individuals are volunteering, adopting and advocating for animals.
In our latest undercover investigation, investigators and attorneys dug into the world of Internet puppy sellers and found not only the underlying cruelty of puppy mills, but also deceptive sales tactics.
Brian and I started receiving messages from concerned friends soon after this. They told us we were the only ones who could save this dog. We already have a house full of misfit animals, what's one more?
Within the last 18 months, our Animal Rescue Team, including our staff at Humane Society International in Canada, has put a stop to some horrible abuses of dogs at several large-scale puppy breeding facilities in Quebec.
The website of this facility claimed, "We Specialize in Healthy loving Family Pets. We take pride in the Babies we raise." When we entered the building, it was bitterly cold and in such disrepair that we worried the floor might collapse under our feet.