43 Saved – Thousands to Go

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 9:30am
Emaciated boxer from puppy mill

For 43 dogs in Nancy, Kentucky, a single day changed everything. On January 21, the ASPCA raided Dream Catcher Kennels, a puppy mill where the dogs were being housed in filthy conditions with little to no shelter from the elements. Cries and yelps rang out through the icy winter air as member s of our Field Investigations and Response Team removed the animals and transported them to a nearby shelter. Finally safe, the dogs received medical care and slept in warm beds—probably for the first time in their lives.

It has been six months since that fateful day, and we want to give you an update on the lives we saved and the progress we have made: Find out what happened to the Kentucky dogs and the mill owner, Dennis Bradley.

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Puppy mills are an insidious problem in the United States. The ASPCA estimates that there  are between 6,000 and 10,000 commercial breeding facilities operating in the country, and we refuse to rest until every single mill dog is safe. In addition to raids like the one in Kentucky, we are on the ground in states around the nation fighting for the passage of stronger laws to crack down on puppy mills.

We believe that no dog should suffer for profit, and we are determined to keep the momentum of these last six months going. If you are ready to stand against puppy mills, stand with the ASPCA. Join the fight by making a donation today.