Commend Organizations for Rescuing Animals From Puppy Mill

puppy mill

Target: Quebec Agriculture Ministry and other organizations

Goal: Praise organizations for rescuing animals from deplorable conditions at puppy mill

Quebec agriculture officials have recently discovered one of the largest puppy mills in the province’s history. About 200 dogs and a dozen cats were found on a farm called P’tites Pattes Poilues located between the cities of Sherbrooke and Granby. All the dogs (many of which were pregnant females) and cats had been crammed into small cages and exposed to ammonia fumes. In a statement to CBC News, Rebecca Aldworth, executive director of the Humane Society International organization, said, “They were in deplorable conditions–one of the worst I’ve ever seen.” Aldworth reported that a majority of the animals were missing large chunks of fur and were riddled with skin and eye conditions as well as infections.

The animals were confiscated and safely transported to shelters where they will undergo medical treatment and rehabilitation. The cats are now at the Society for the Protection of Animals (SPA) in Sherbrooke and the dogs have settled at the agricultural ministry’s emergency shelter. Cathy Bergeron, spokeswoman for SPA, promises that all the animals will receive the intensive care and attention they deserve.

Prior to the raid on the puppy mill, inspectors had already fined the owners of the animals for inappropriate and unsanitary living conditions. But after the owners failed to improve their animals’ living conditions, inspectors acted upon a warrant to seize all animals on the property.

Please sign this petition to thank all the organizations involved in this massive raid of the largest puppy mill in Quebec’s history.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Quebec Agriculture Ministry officials,

Recently you teamed up with the Human Society International and the local SPCA to carry out a raid on a puppy mill called P’tites Pattes Poilues. Thanks to your combined efforts, more than 200 dogs and a dozen cats were rescued from appalling living arrangements and a cruel lifestyle. The rescued dogs included a variety of small breeds like bichons and Pomeranians who suffered from infections, matted fur, and eye conditions. I can only imagine what these innocent animals had to endure for most of their lives, but you saved them from certain death and gave them a second chance at life.

Since Quebec has a lack of government funding for Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and an overall lack of animal protection laws, it is difficult to enforce welfare standards for animals. I hope that laws regarding animal rights will strengthen in Quebec to help protect them.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Francis Vachon via ABC News

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8 Comments

  1. Helene Beck Helene Beck says:

    Thankfully these dogs and cats were saved from misery and are now hopefully all on their way into loving homes after having received some much needed TLC!
    Rescuework is expensive so why not donate some money to these excellent and hard-working organizations!? Here’s a link to the SPA in Sherbrooke, Canada who took the animals in:
    http://www.spaestrie.qc.ca/en/helping/makingadonation.html
    Here’s a link to Humane Society International who does this kind of work around the world:
    http://www.hsi.org/
    Just click on donate and let your credit card do a little work for the animals!
    Thanks all!

  2. DREADFUL WICKED & HORRENDOUS PLACES.. THERE OUGHT TO BE MORE & TOUGHER LAWS TO PROHIBIT THEM..
    GREEDY SCUM PEOPLE WHO OPERATE THEM WITH ZERO & I MEAN ZERO FEELINGS TOWARDS THE POOR DOGS…
    THANK GOOD A MILLION TIMES THAT THESE WERE SAVED..PLEASE LETS HAVE MORE.

  3. Mare Haigh says:

    As a Canadian …. I am really horrified to read
    this news and learn that the Quebec Ministry of
    Agriculture and any other relevant organizations
    have not imposed much stronger and costly penalties
    to these kinds of animal abuse mills and shelters.
    No one can tell me that someone doesn’t know about
    the dastardly goings on in these properties. In any
    case, it is shameful, deplorable and repugnant and I
    am truly sorry it has happened to such a large extent
    in Canada in this particular case. :-(

  4. Signed with the greatest pleasure.
    We read in the petition that the SCUM who owned this animal torture camp had been fined previously for the offences of the animals for “inappropriate and unsanitary living conditions”. Why were the animals not confiscated at that time and the owners not jailed and banned from owning any animals for life.
    What penalties are likely to be imposed on the evil criminals this time around. Will it be another small fine and a warning, or might we see a more realistic sentence of five years imprisonment (with no possibility of parole), $20,000 fine, confiscation and sale of the owners property to cover the rescue groups costs, and a whole life ban on keeping or having any contact with any animals.

  5. THANK YOU, THANK YOU! To everyone who helped save all these fur babies.

    BEST WISHES FOR ALL OF THE BABIES TO FIND WONDERFUL AND LOVING NEW HOMES!

  6. Chris Sante says:

    Un grand merci á toutes les organisations qui ont sauvé les créatures qui a subi l´horrible.
    Puisse son exemple inspirer nombre de plus sévére punition ceux qui commettent ces crimes.

  7. Only the worst human beings on the planet run these so-called “puppy mills.” The animals are neglected and treated like objects or property ~ to be sold for profit. On the other hand, those involved in the rescue of animals from these abusive environments are HEROES !!! Thank You HEROES !!!

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