Anti-puppy-mill bylaw having impact in GTA pet stores

Everything seemed calm as Heather Hill walked toward the barn. But once the doors opened, the smell of rotten flesh and the barking of 400 dogs proved otherwise. Puppies were kept in groups of about eight, in small rooms and forced to stand on metal grates allowing their excrement to fall through. “It was more disgusting than you can ever imagine. She knew nothing about the breeds.”

Hope’s story gives ‘paws’ to reflect on animal abuse

Hope was tied to a tree with electrical cord and left for dead in Atlanta, Ga. On July 7, Shane Smith found the dog, which became his motivation to found Paws for Hope and Faith, an organization urging an end to animal abuse. Now the group is set to hold a fundraiser on Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. at The Sidewalk Café.

Pet shop owner claims anti-puppy-mill bylaw won’t work

A pet shop owner in Toronto doesn’t like plans to regulate the sale of cats and dogs at his store. Last May, Coun. Glenn De Baeremaeker (Ward 38,) proposed a bylaw that would ban the sale of dogs or cats in all pet stores in Toronto, unless the sales are through a registered rescue group, […]