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brotymo
18th July 2008, 09:24 PM
Hi all,
I am trying to find out more about a puppy mill raid in Eatonton GA that occured day before yesterday. They seized 180+ dogs, small breeds, not sure if any cavaliers, from a home there. They desperately need fosters and donations and help. The Atlanta Humane Society is collecting donations and the adoption day there is July 22nd for the dogs well enough to home.
http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/myfox/pages/Home/Detail?contentId=7003299&version=7&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=1.1.1

ppotterfield
18th July 2008, 09:49 PM
Please keep us posted. If there are Cavaliers, Lucky Star Cavalier Rescue (http://www.luckystarcavalierrescue.org/page.php?name=Links) or Cavalier Rescue USA ( http://www.cavalierrescueusa.org/) may be able to help.

brotymo
18th July 2008, 10:29 PM
Here are the shelters involved in case anyone else wants to call. I've tried to call them all but I've been unable to reach anyone.

Their #'s are:
Putnam County Animal Control- 706-485-3970 (this is the county where the seizure occured)
Oconee Regional Humane Society- 404-550-5503
Morgan county Humane Society- 706-343-9977
Circle of Friends Humane Society- Rebecca Morris 706-473-0559
Southern Hope Humane Society- 770-499-4136
Atlanta Humane Society- 404-875-5331

Karlin
18th July 2008, 11:06 PM
They must be swamped. It is the second huge raid some of these shelters have tried to clean up after. 700 dogs were taken only a couple weeks ago and Atlanta ended up with I think 150 of those, all treated, spayed and neutered before homing:

http://www.11alive.com/life/pets/story.aspx?storyid=118001&catid=79

http://www.news4jax.com/news/16762083/detail.html

This gives a sense of what the workers find at these places (the 700 dog Tennessee raid):

http://www.aspca.org/site/PageServer?pagename=cruelty_puppymills_rescue_diar y

This is the kind of place where so many of the the seemingly 'home-raised' internet and pet shop puppies come from (and the Buy&Sell and Donedeal dogs in Ireland, though Donedeal has a new puppy farm policy, which is great). Please, anyone considering a puppy, always keep this in mind when considering the small additional amount a reputable breeder might charge!

I am sure the relevant shelters would especially welcome contributions at this time. I am sure some of those small breeds will have been cavaliers; they remain one of the most lucrative to breed. :(

frecklesmom
18th July 2008, 11:52 PM
Have looked all over and cannot find information on this Georgia bust relating to specific breeds other than what was initially stated. sad looking group and some have been adopted already.

Wisconsin Humane Society is buying a 1100 dog puppy mill so that the retiring owner cannot sell these dogs to another hell.

http://www.jsonline.com/watch/?watch=1&date=7/18/2008&id=43445

Pennsylvania puppy mill raided

http://www.philly.com/philly/wires/ap/news/state/pennsylvania/20080718_ap_stateofficialsraidallegedpuppy (http://www.philly.com/philly/wires/ap/news/state/pennsylvania/20080718_ap_stateofficialsraidallegedpuppy)

If only these raids even dented the total puppy mills in this country

brotymo
19th July 2008, 04:13 AM
If I can get hold of anyone I will post what I find out. I wanted to try to volunteer to help bathe dogs and such (since, for the weekend, I am only 18 miles from where this raid took place) and I am making a donation to the Humane Society to help out.
It is just despicable, and yet still so many people are clueless about puppy mills when I mention them. More stuff like this need to be put on primetime news to make people aware.

Karlin
19th July 2008, 10:21 PM
The video from the original link is so sad -- and the sheriff looks really upset; really makes you realise that so many people just don't know these places exist.

arasara
19th July 2008, 11:34 PM
This is just horrible :( I hope they are able to find good homes for all of the dogs.

I firmly believe that harsher punishments need to be put into place for people convicted of things like this :(