Puppy Mill Raids in Western Washington

Critter News

Up north are Snohomish County and Skagit County where two puppy mill raids have led to the rescue of almost 600 pregnant dogs, about 80 percent of whom are pregnant. (We And, of course, they are all "designer dogs." One of my coworkers is heavily involved in puppy mill issues. She says that northwest Washington is a refuge for puppy mills because regulation up there is particularly lax. Tags: animal cruelty animal rescue puppy mills What a mess.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

To the Editor: “ My Dog Days ,” by Arthur Phillips (Op-Ed, June 10), gave me those warm, fuzzy feelings and made my eyes tear. People who adopt from animal shelters will tell you that it’s not only a rewarding experience, but also that shelters are filled with a smorgasbord of the most amazing, delightful, intelligent dogs you’ll ever find on the planet. You can find purebreds, mixed breeds and designer dogs. Life is so much better with a dog friend at your side.