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The state of Wisconsin is now trying to get on board with a new legislation against their puppy mill problem, along with several others around the nation. Introduced by Sen. Pat Kreitlow, Rep. Jeff Smith, Sen. Alberta Darling, and Rep. Christine Sinicki the new bill will hopefully establish a licensing and inspection program, and limit the quantity of dogs commercial breeders are allowed to sell to 25, so that QUALITY of life can become the main concern.
Last year, the Wisconsin Humane Society purchased and closed down one of the largest running puppy mills in the United States called Puppy Haven. The mill housed approximately 1,100 dogs and sold about 3,000 puppies of various breeds a year. After the owner could no longer register his dogs and puppies with the AKC due to the horrible living conditions and lack of complete records, the decision to sell the “business” came about. You can read more about it here.
I’m glad that Wisconsin has decided to take action against their puppy mills, and now they need YOUR help to get it passed.
You can find your legislators here.