What States Have The Most Puppy Mills?

According to the Humane Society’s “Horrible Hundred” report, Missouri has at least 23 puppy mills with previous violations, followed by Ohio with 13, Iowa with 10 and Pennsylvania with 9.

Other states with more than five breeders are Kansas, Wisconsin, Nebraska and New York.

Where are the most puppy mills located?

There are approximately 10,000 puppy mills in 47 states and Puerto Rico, with the majority being located in the Midwestern United States and Great Plains, including Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.

What states are known for puppy mills?

Some states represent a chronic puppy mill problem. Missouri continues to have the largest number of puppy mills in this year’s report for the seventh year in a row (22), followed by Iowa (13), Pennsylvania (12) and Ohio (eight).

What state has the most dog breeders?

According to the U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the state of Arkansas has the highest percentage of households that own a dog and Vermont the highest that own a cat.

How many puppy mills are there in the US?

10,000 puppy mills

Where are the worst puppy mills?

Missouri continues to have the largest number of puppy mills in this year’s report for the seventh year in a row (22), followed by Iowa (13), Pennsylvania (12) and Ohio (eight).

What do puppy mills do with unsold puppies?

“The pet stores put the puppy on sale and keep reducing the price until they sell. They may also send them to a different store where they might sell better.” The price dropping will continue until the puppy either gets sold or grows to a point that the store feels it must cut its losses.

Does PetSmart get dogs from puppy mills?

Neither store stocks puppies or kittens, so, no they don’t stock animals from puppy mills. PetSmart doesn’t sell puppies or adult dogs at all. They contract with shelters and rescue groups to come to our stores and adopt out animals.

Do the Amish run puppy mills?

We are trying to shed light on the fact that Amish DO run puppy mills. According to the USDA list of licensees, over 98% of Ohio’s puppy mills are run by the Amish, 97% of Indiana’s are Amish and 63% of Pennsylvania puppy mills also run by Amish.

How are dogs in puppy mills treated?

Animals in puppy mills are treated like cash crops

Adult animals are continuously bred until they can no longer produce, then destroyed or discarded. Kittens and puppies are taken from their mothers at such an early age; many suffer from serious behavior problems.

Are all puppy mills bad?

Puppies in mills are found with bleeding or swollen paws, feet falling through the wire cages, severe tooth decay, ear infections, dehydration, and lesions on their eyes, which often lead to blindness. In most states, puppy mills are legal.

Where do puppy stores get their dogs?

Most pet store puppies come from puppy mills.

Most pet store puppies are sourced from commercial dog breeding operations (aka puppy mills), where making a profit takes precedence over how the animals are treated.

Why are puppy mills so bad?

Animals in puppy mills are treated like cash crops

Animals suffer from malnutrition or starvation due to inadequate or unsanitary food and water. Sick or dying animals receive little or no veterinary care. Adult animals are continuously bred until they can no longer produce, then destroyed or discarded.