A Minnesota Problem: Puppy and Kitten Mills



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News, Action, and Updates

• SPEAKER FORUM: Join us on November 24 to hear Dr. Franklin McMillan talk about "The Harmful Effects of Puppy Mills on Breeding Dogs and Their Puppies." Two seminars will be held — one for the public and one for veterinarians. For details and registration, click here: Speaker Forum

• ACTION: If you know of or suspect a dog or cat breeder who may require a breeder license, report it: Report It

• BREEDER LAW: The MN Dog and Cat Breeder Regulation Bill was signed into law on May 20, 2014 by Governor Mark Dayton. The law became effective as of July 1, 2014. Learn more: Dog and Cat Breeder Regulation

• NEWS: On January 15, 2014, the USDA license of Kenneth Schroeder (dog dealer) in Wells, MN, was revoked by the USDA. Schroeder has been operating for decades as a random source dog dealer buying and selling dogs to medical and educational institutions. READ: CONSENT DECISION and COMPLAINT

NEWS: On January 17, 2014, Dayna Bell (dog breeder) was found guilty of 13 counts of felony animal cruelty in 2013 with the deaths of puppies and dogs. Bell is appealing. READ: News Dayna Bell, dog breeder

• NEWS: Deborah Rowell (dog breeder) pleaded guilty in early October 2013 to one count, but Rowell is still allowed to breed dogs. Over 130 dogs/puppies were seized in July 2013 from her kennel. LEARN MORE: Breeder - Rowell

• NEWS: The USDA has revised the definition of "retail pet store" in the Animal Welfare Act to close the loophole for those who sell dogs and other pet animals over the Internet. LEARN MORE: AWA Licensing

PET STORES : The role of pet stores. READ: Pet Stores


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