I try not to get on my soap box very often, this the puppy mill thing makes me sick. Many of the owners of these mills don't give a shit about these dogs, all they care about is $$$. When regulations in Pennsylvania made the mill owners clean up or shut down, these heartless people decided it would cost too much to give the dogs decent living conditions. So they dumped their dogs on the shelters. Please give these dogs the chance of a good life. I've pasted the information for contact below:
Puppy mill dogs still coming to shelters for adoption
On Thursday, I wrote you about the need for people willing to adopt dogs from puppy mill facilities that had to close by January 1 if they couldn't meet improved operation standards.
As a result of the feedback, I've learned that dogs are still coming into the shelters, with more expected next week.
The Bucks County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals reports most are smaller-sized adult purebreds. Due to the conditions in which they lived, some may provide more challenges to ownership than a puppy. The cost of adoption through a shelter is minimal, usually just to cover spaying or neutering.
The Federated Humane Societies of Pennsylvania has developed an informal network of member organizations willing to work with breeding dogs from Pennsylvania commercial kennels and to make them available for adoption.
Some of the dogs are able to be adopted directly from a shelter into a new home. Others are being evaluated and assisted in their transition by rescue organizations.
If you are interested in opening your home to a former puppy mill dog, these groups are working with the breeder-donated dogs and placing those that are ready for adoption:
Animal Rescue League of Berks County, Mohnton, PA. Phone: 610 373-8830
Bucks County SPCA, Lahaska, PA. Phone: 215 794-7425
Hillside SPCA, Pottsville, PA. Phone: 570 622-7769
Humane League of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA, Phone: 717 393-6551
Humane Society of Berks County, Reading, PA. Phone: 610 921-2348
Last Chance Ranch, Quakertown, PA. Phone: 215 538-2510
Montgomery County SPCA, Conshohocken, PA Phone: 610 825-0111
Ruth Steinert Memorial SPCA, Tamaqua, PA. Phone: 570 345-3510
Women’s Humane Society, Bensalem, PA. Phone: 215 750-3100
For more information on puppy mill dog adoption you can go to the Web site of the Bucks County SPCA, or reach it through my Web site.
As always, if you have any question or comments on this issue or any state-related topic, I welcome you to contact me. Rep. Mike McGeehan