Toll-free hotline for reporting puppy mills launched
If you've ever suspected a breeder of running a puppy mill, there's now a toll-free hotline you can call to report it: 1-877-MILL-TIP. The Humane Society of the United States, who launched the hotline on Friday, December 4, hopes it will help free more dogs from the abusive conditions at these illegal breeding facilities.
"Puppy mills are a national scourge," said Justin Scally, manager of The HSUS' Wilde Puppy Mill Task Force. "Hundreds of thousands of dogs across the country are trapped in constant confinement their entire lives, producing puppies to profit the puppy mill owner. This tip line will be a vital tool to help free these dogs from a life of abuse."
The Wilde Puppy Mill Task Force investigates puppy mills and works with law enforcement, animal shelters, and other agencies to stop abuse and to ensure enforcement of existing laws. The task force also provides expert guidance to local, state, and federal agencies in the prosecution of animal abusers as it relates to the operation of puppy mills. Since its launch in June, the Task Force has assisted in the rescue of more than 1,200 dogs and puppies from abusive situations at puppy mills.
If you have any information to share about possible puppy mills in your area, make a difference by speaking out!
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