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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.

 

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  • April 13, 2016

    Ottawa Restricts the Sale of Dogs and Cats in Pet Stores

    HSI/Canada welcomed the Ottawa City Council's adoption of a by-law that restricts the sale of commercially bred cats and dogs in pet stores but was critical of the unnecessary five year transition period.

  • April 13, 2016

    Ottawa restreint la vente de chiens et chats dans les animaleries

    Le Conseil municipal d'Ottawa a adopté un règlement qui restreint la vente de chats et de chiens dans les animaleries. Les nouvelles animaleries devront offrir pour la vente uniquement des chats et les chiens provenant de refuges ou de groupes de sauvetage pour animaux, alors que tous les magasins devront dorénavant offrir une politique de retour de 48 heures et un certificat qui indique la provenance de l’animal avant l’achat de ce dernier. Les magasins qui vendent actuellement des chats et des chiens auront cinq ans pour faire la transition vers le nouveau modèle où l’adoption seulement est permise.

  • 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

    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.

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