Caught in the Act - Visual Evidence
Oprah exposes where pet store puppies come from.
Warning: Some images are very disturbing.
Inside a Puppy Mill Raid
A ritzy "boutique" pet store in Bel Air fooled Paris Hilton and other celebs. It was a puppy mill front. The video shows the kennel of Carole's Puppy Palace in Pocola, Oklahoma. This breeder (Carole Glenn) sold four puppies to Puppies of Westport between August and September, 2007.The images below are from an undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the United States. They were all taken at Carole's Puppy Palace.
|Puppies of Westport is just one of thousands of pet stores in America that contribute to the cycle of puppy mills. Puppies of Westport sells dogs that come mostly from Missouri and surrounding states. The parents of the puppies spend their lives in cages until they can no longer be bred. Our group has paperwork confirming the rough and unsanitary conditions these dogs are kept in. The owners of Puppies of Westport claim the dogs they sell do not come from puppy mills. However, the paperwork that has been gathered shows the puppies come from large, commercial breeders that supply pet stores and puppy brokers across America. Pet stores are selling trendy, designer breed puppies that are taken from their mothers at an early age and loaded onto trucks to be distributed to stores. Puppies of Westport is an outlet for breeders who treat the dogs as a cash crop.|