Puppy mills are the worst place to adopt a dog. These mills do exactly what they sound like they do: over breed dogs, with an emphasis on profit rather than well being. Puppy mills all over America put animals in grave danger due to harsh shelter conditions and lack of food. Owners of puppy mills have also been known to kill healthy dogs just to get rid of them if the animals become an inconvenience.
Back in April of last year, the Humane Society of the United States released a list of the 101 worst puppy mills in America that have been accused of extreme animal cruelty. We wanted to share this list with you because the more we educate ourselves on the issue, the better chance we have to put an end to puppy mills. It’s important to note that not all problematic puppy mills are on this list. Also, some of the shelters on this list may no longer be in operation.
Edward and Wanda Barker, Drycreek Kennel, Maynard, AR – “Euthanasia plan” was to shoot dogs.
Desiree and Lee Bogan, Bogan Ranch & Kennels, New Hope, AR – Two official warnings from USDA and repeat violations.
Carolyn and Philip Hadley, G R R Acres, Springdale, AR – Puppy with one missing and one crippled leg had not been examined by a vet.
Barbara and Sonny Hearne, Back Forty Kennels, Sulphur Springs, AR – “Extremely underweight” dog found in kennel; multiple repeat USDA violations for improper veterinary care.
Bill Nored, Dryfork Kennel, Prim, AR – Dead puppy had not received veterinary care.
Leon Walthall and Peggy Van Huss, Wagging Tails Kennel, Siloam Springs, AR – Extremely underweight dog; repeatedly cited for unsanitary conditions.