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Puppy mills are breeding facilities that put maximizing profit ahead of animal welfare and mass-produce puppies for sale on the Internet, through ads, by brokers or at pet shops. Unsuspecting buyers contribute to the problem.



  • December 11, 2015

    Report Highlights Animals Rescued in 2015 in Costa Rica

    The National Animal Health Department (SENASA) responded to nearly 3,924 complaints about animal welfare issues, including animal hoarding, puppy mills and dogfighting in Costa Rica’s metropolitan region in 2015, according to a report released today by the department. HSI/Latin America, through its partnership with SENASA, has been involved in addressing these complaints.

  • September 4, 2015

    Perros y aves silvestres rescatados de un criadero en el cantón de Coronado

    HSI y el Servicio Nacional de Salud Animal de Costa Rica participaron en el reciente rescate de varios perros de raza Beagle, Chihuahua y American Staffords de un criadero de cachorros en las afueras del cantón de Coronado.

  • September 4, 2015

    Dogs and Wild Birds Rescued from a Farm in Coronado, Costa Rica

    HSI and the Costa Rican National Animal Health Service participated in the recent rescue of beagles, Chihuahuas and American Staffordshire terriers from a puppy mill located in a house outside the city of Coronado.

  • July 22, 2015

    Historic ruling in favor of animal welfare in Costa Rica

    A Costa Rican made the first ruling in favor of animal welfare in Costa Rica after convicting a person for breeding dogs in an illegal breeding facility, or puppy mill.

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