Puppy Mills: Made in the USA
Season 5 | Episode 11 | Puppy Mills: Made in the USA
On May 1, 2008, World Kennels in Lancaster, CA was ordered to release 75 dogs and puppies to local shelters after an investigation revealed the kennel was over its state approved limit. The investigation was prompted by Last Chance for Animals, a national, non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating animal exploitation through education, investigations, and legislation.
The following day, World Kennels agreed to discreetly release another 40 dogs to LCA, and among these dogs were Sophie, a 5 year old Pekingese, and Lovey, a 6 year old Yorkshire Terrier. LCA volunteer Kim Sill offered to foster the two dogs but was unprepared for the problems they possessed. Kim was the first human outside the kennels to have contact with Sophie. From day one, Sophie has been aggressive to every person she comes in contact with, except for Kim, to whom she is very attached. Lovey on the other hand, has no problems with people, except that she excessively licks them. Cesar comes in to help these two problem dogs, but after hearing their story, offers to show Last Chance for Animals how to work with puppy mill dogs from the moment they are picked up. Cesar tags along with LCA as they pick up a load of dogs from a potential puppy mill and help spread awareness about some of the illegal practices done in incompliant kennels.