ST. LOUIS — Missouri is home to 26 of the 100 puppy mills listed in the Humane Society’s 10th Annual Report on Problematic Puppy Mills.
The report highlights 100 dog breeders to avoid due to their ongoing problems.
“We provide this annually updated report, not as a complete inventory, but as an effort to inform the public of common and recurring issues in puppy mills,” the Humane Society said.
One of the state’s puppy mills on the list is Puppy Love Kennel. The Missouri attorney general sued the puppy mill in 2019 “for failing to provide proper care to numerous dirty, emaciated, and dying dogs.”
The report found that they were still operating and violating regulations. Puppy Mill was fined $4,500.
Monroe County Puppies is on the list. A US Department of Agriculture inspector found a Golden Retriever there with an obvious head injury. It had been a week since the dog had been injured and the dog had not been treated.
PugPekinPoo-Tzu in West Plains, Missouri, had three dogs die from fighting, according to the report. The inspector found other injured dogs. When the breeder failed two consecutive inspections, he was fined $100 by the Missouri Department of Agriculture.
The report states, “USDA inspectors, who have not visited the property since May 2021, failed to document the same issues, but gave the facility a violation for failing to return the property. property available for inspection, a recurring problem in this kennel.
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