Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Puppy Mill Victims Find New Homes

From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

Puppy mill dogs adopted from Everett shelter


EVERETT, Wash. -- This time a dog's life was not so bad, at least for 68 animals seized from what authorities believe was a puppy mill near Gold Bar.

Adoptive owners came from as far as Idaho to Evergreen Fairgrounds at Monroe to pick up 68 of the dogs Sunday.

A few prospective owners decided the animal allotted to them was not suitable, but Everett Animal Shelter officials say they'll have little trouble placing those dogs because they got 450 adoption applications.

The dogs were among about 150 that were seized in January from a filthy and overcrowded operation near Gold Bar. About 450 more were seized in related raids in Skagit County.

Officials say the dogs put up for adoption were mostly used for breeding and included very few puppies.


Information from: The Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com

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