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Quebec Puppy Mill Raid

September 27th, 2008, 04:33 PM
Yet another raid of a rural quebec puppy mill.


More than 110 dogs Rescued from a Puppy Mill in Rawdon
September 26th 2008 - Humane Society International and the Canadian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals joined forces this morning to raid a puppy mill in Rawdon, Quebec. More than 100 dogs living in deplorable conditions were found at the property, and taken promptly to the CSPCA shelter.

“This is one of, if not the largest, puppy mill raid conducted in Quebec in more than 10 years,” said Alanna Devine, acting executive director at the CSPCA. “The Canadian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is proud to partner with Humane Society International for this groundbreaking puppy mill raid. I hope that this will open the eyes of Canadians to the cruelty of the puppy mill industry and the gravity of this problem in the Province of Quebec. This demonstrates why we are known as the ‘puppy mill capital of North America’.”

HSI and CSPCA rescuers were able to save 110 dogs, seven cats and one rabbit from this overrun breeding facility. The dogs, ranging from Boston Terriers to Dogs de Bordeaux, were living in piles of their own feces, and many were suffering from obvious medical conditions such as open sores and severe skin conditions. Skeletal remains were found still locked in cages inside the home, and a pile of burned animal remains was found in the rear of the property.

“The conditions at this puppy mill were by far the worst Humane Society International has ever seen,” said Rebecca Aldworth, director of animal programs for HSI Canada. “These animals were living in tiny wire cages stacked on top of one another with little or no access to food or water. Ninety percent of the dogs we rescued were severely emaciated, and many needed immediate medical attention. It is criminal that the CSPCA does not have the power to enforce provincial animal welfare legislation; in absence of this, puppy mills will continue to thrive in Quebec.”

HSI and CSPCA set up an emergency shelter to house the dogs rescued from the squalid cages where they had been doomed to spend their lives. All of the dogs will be checked by a veterinarian and given any necessary medical care before being settled in at the CSPCA shelter.

Humane Society International will have broadcast-quality video and photos available from this operation for viewing and download by news media outlets at

Media Contact:
Jordan Crump, HSI: 301-548-7793,
Alanna Devine, CSPCA: 514-735-2711 ext.2245,


Humane Society International is the international arm of The Humane Society of the United States, the nation's largest animal protection organization — backed by 10.5 million Americans, or one of every 30. For more than a half-century, The HSUS has been fighting for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education, and hands-on programs. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty — On the web at

The CSPCA was founded in 1869 making it the oldest humane society in Canada. Its mission is to protect animals against negligence, abuse and exploitation and to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves by ensuring their well-being. Raising public awareness and helping develop compassion for all living creatures is also part of its mandate. Every year, the CSPCA finds homes for over 10,000 animals, making it the shelter with the highest number of adoptions in Canada. To learn more, visit:

September 27th, 2008, 10:19 PM
Puppy Mills are just horrible!!! How could anyone be soo cruel? The poor animals that have to suffer from just plain cruelty. A friend has a rescue from a puppy mill and she has had Billie for 8years and Billie still suffers from health problems from the puppy mill. It is just sooo sad.

September 27th, 2008, 10:24 PM
This is indeed tragic. :sad: :frustrated: :mad: :wall:

Badger already posted about it here.....