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Puppy Mill raid right here in my area...soooo sad

This is just awful....in a small town just down the road from me they found a puppy mill with dogs in the worst conditions possible...

I am going to go down there a little later to make a donation and see if I can do anything (I had gone through the volunteer program with my daughter a while back, so maybe they'll let me help).

Check out the video...doesn't one of them look like a Hav or Tibetan? I'll have to find out...

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=e3f_1...36&to_friend=1

Sounds like the classic case of pet-store or internet sales supplier....filthy conditions and parents, but clean up the cute little puppies:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28722895/

If you would like to help, here is the website for the shelter...

http://www.everettwa.org/CityNews.aspx?ID=1&nID=716

I'll have to talk to them about setting up a paypal account, it's so much easier to click a button than to write a check and mail it...I think they are missing out on a lot of support from people just by making it so hard!!!
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That is sooo sad. And it makes me mad. How can people treat animals like that? I guess some people really are that heartless.

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Such a shame. Were all the dogs really inside the home in a residential area? It said in the msn article 80 dogs in the attic that were just debarked so they weren't noisy. Yikes. So this isn't even one of the actual mills but a backyard breeder....

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I've been reading about the puppy mill bust online. It's so sad.
I tried to contact the animal shelter to help out but they haven't gotten back to me yet.
I'm sure that the shelter is completely overwhelmed right now..

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That just breaks my heart. ALL these mills need to be shut down.

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Alexa, let us know what you find out!! I sent an e-mail as well, and will wait to hear.

This stuff makes me crazy!


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Well, I did go to the shelter to drop off a big bag of small breed dog food and a $$ donation. They had a station set up outside to receive items, but the main shelter is completely closed to the public. You can't even go inside (I wanted to take pictures to post on Craigslist etc. to see if I can drum up some support, but no, not allowed)

They are very busy with everything, so I wouldn't expect any responses to emails any time soon. They do take credit card donations over the phone. I talked to the lady at the counter and told her that they really, really need to set up a Paypal account and she wrote it down as a suggestion. Urgh, I am so impatient when it comes to stuff like that. It takes 5 minutes to do and they would get a TON of donations while this is in the news, but chances are they are going to procrastinate....

I asked how else people can help....They are set on trained volunteers and apparently have lots of foster families should any of the dogs be not adoptable. The main thing they need is financial support and small breed kibble, laundry detergent, bleach and that kind of stuff if local people want to bring things by.

Once the dogs are ready to be adopted out, they will send out a press release (no idea when that's going to be). I asked if there were any dogs with serious diseases (Parvo etc.), but they are not allowed to say anything.

So I guess it's wait and see and support if you can
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How sad! Those poor little puppies! I hope they all find great homes. It sounds like they have a lot of help and support there.
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Puppy mill Raid #2

Oh wow! This is getting crazy.
Another home was raided tuesday evening and over 200 dogs were taken.
http://www.goskagit.com/home/article...ons_seize_dogs
I've already contacted the rescue.
They are in need of food, blankets, towels, crates, carriers, and fosters so if you can PLEASE help them out!
Here's the rescues website..
http://www.savingpetsoneatatime.org/

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Wow, I hadn't heard of that one...and the fact that all those losers come from the same family. Makes me sick....I'll call up to Mount Vernon and see what I can do.
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