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Peace for Kennewick puppy mill dogs

by Susan Wyatt


Posted on June 3, 2009 at 8:58 AM

Updated Friday, Oct 23 at 9:15 AM

kennewickpupmill.jpgThe Humane Society of the United States has released a video (CLICK to watch) of the rescue of nearly 400 American Eskimo dogs from a puppy mill in Eastern Washington. HSUS helped in the raid of Sun Valley Kennel in Kennewick.
HSUS volunteers were shocked to find some dogs confined to grocery shopping carts and others in rusty pens caked with feces.

Volunteers said the poor little dogs didn't seem to know what to make of it when they were actually picked up and taken from their cages.
Breeder Ella Stewart has pleaded not guilty to one count of second-degree animal cruelty.
The Seattle Humane Society has taken in 90 of the dogs. Amber Yoo of Seattle Humane says half of them are suffering from severe medical conditions, including extensive skin infections, rotting teeth, limbs that may need to be amputated, and severe heart murmurs.
Seattle Humane is looking for foster homes for the dogs, who need to be socialized. How you can help