Animal protection groups call for provincial and federal action to shut down puppy mills
HSI/Canada and the CSPCA joined forces with United Animal Nations to move the ill-treated dogs to an emergency shelter in
“We are relieved these dogs are finally safe, but hundreds of thousands of animals just like them will continue to suffer in miserable conditions until provincial and federal governments act to shut down puppy mill cruelty,” said Rebecca Aldworth, director of animal programs with HSI/Canada. “Premier Jean Charest has promised to introduce mandatory puppy mill registration and set up a task force to investigate the rampant proliferation of puppy mills in
“The horrific conditions we encountered in today’s raid are more proof that
Aldworth noted that this latest rescue comes during the holiday season—the busiest time of year for pet stores that profit from puppy mills. Animal protection groups say the vast majority of puppies sold in pet stores come from puppy mills and
“UAN has deployed volunteers from throughout Eastern Canada and the
Read UAN’s blog from the response site.
Founded in 1987, United Animal Nations focuses on bringing animals out of crisis and into care through a variety of programs, including emergency animal sheltering and disaster relief services, financial assistance for urgent veterinary care and humane education. Learn more at www.uan.org
Humane Society International/Canada is a leading force for animal protection, representing tens of thousands of members and constituents across the country. HSI/Canada has active programs in companion animals, wildlife and habitat protection, marine mammal preservation and farm animal welfare. HSI/Canada is proud to be a part of Humane Society International—one of the largest animal protection organizations in the world, with more than ten million members and constituents globally.
The CSPCA was founded in 1869 making it the oldest humane society in