Missouri, Kansas dominate puppy mill list

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. --- The sale of a sick puppy landed a Kansas City, Kan., breeder on the Humane Society of the United States’ annual 101 Problem Puppy Mill list. The Humane Society says Shayne Turner is running Rock Creek Kennel without a license and recently sold a sick puppy online through a puppy website.

It is just one of many examples cited by the Human Society in its annual report. The list includes problem puppy mills from 22 states, but Missouri leads the nation in the number of problem puppy mills with 22. This despite the fact state lawmakers passed legislation in 2011 toughening up regulations in regards to breeders.  Kansas came in second with 13 problem puppy mills while Nebraska was third with 12.

The Humane Society’s report highlights breeders who have been investigated for various problems, from operating without a license to abusing the dogs they are breeding. In one instance, a breeder in Stover, Mo., left a four-week old Shih Tzu out in the cold when overnight temperatures dropped to -9 degrees. It froze to death. Another Missouri breeder in Gorin, Mo., refused to get a gravely ill Pomeranian medical treatment from a vet. It lingered three days before dying. The Humane Society also sites at least four breeders who shot and killed unwanted dogs rather than euthanizing them in more humane ways.

To read the full report, click here.

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