Authorities Bust Puppy Mill In Chicago

March 25th, 2009 by Dan

When I hear of puppy mills being raided, I can’t say that I would picture such an operation going on in the South Side of Chicago. However, this story goes to show that these operations can go on almost anywhere. Approximately 70 puppies were found living in inadequate conditions – including some being housed in bird cages and many lacking food and water. Investigators found traces of medical equipment in the home, indicating that the owners attempted to treat the dogs themselves.

Chicago Puppy Mill

Photo Rich Hein/Sun-Times

The majority of the dogs were Chihuahuas, there were also Yorkshire Terriers, Maltese, Pomeranians and a pregnant Pug mix. The residents were charged with 67 misdemeanor accounts of animal cruelty. Athorities say the puppies were being sold for about $475 each. An undercover investigator posed as a buyer in order to gather information before the bust was made.

If you are in the Chicago area and are interested in adopting one of these pups, they should be placed up for adoption in the near future. You can call 312-747-1406 or (312) 644-8338 for more information.

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