Puppies as Commodities

I’m not usually too political, but this one hits close to home, literally.

ImageMany of you have met our latest rescue Fennec. He was very lucky, he was bought out of Spraker’s puppy mill and ultimately ended up at Glen Highland Farm Border Collie Rescue and then at our house. But the puppy mill is still there and it’s run by someone who clearly sees these dogs as a commodity. This video was taken Friday with all the dogs out in the sub-zero temperatures. In one frame you can see a young dog huddled by the gate hoping for compassion.


The police say the owner has not broken any laws and this may be true based on how the laws are written in NY. There is tougher legislation being proposed, but the governor needs to be encouraged to sign it. The deadline for a signature is January 10, 2014. Learn more about the legislation and consider adding your voice to let the governor know that we don’t condone this type of treatment of dogs.



4 responses to “Puppies as Commodities

  1. maxsonbruce@gmail.com

    I wrote to the governor; I hope it helps. – Bruce

    Sent from my tiny, but still useful iPhone


  2. There are only a couple days left to ask Gov Andrew Cuomo to sign Anti-Puppy Mill Bill (A.740A/S3753A) that’s on his desk. If he doesn’t sign it by Friday, it dies in committee and the process has to start over.

    Call and e-mail:
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
    State Capitol
    Albany, NY 12224
    email: gov.cuomo@chamber.state.ny.us
    web: http://www.state.ny.us/governor

  3. Good news. The Governor signed the Pet Bill allowing local municipalities more leeway in setting regulations.


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