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Border Puppies and Public Health, LA County Veterinary Public Health, “Puppy Mills go Global”


Border Puppies and Public Health, LA County Veterinary Public Health, “Puppy Mills go Global”


Full Article:

http://www.naiaonline.org/uploads/WhitePapers/BorderPuppiesPubHlth.pdf

Thousands of puppies are smuggled annually into the United States for illegal sale and profit.  Large numbers are sold in LA County.  Generally these puppies are small purebred breeds, such as Maltese, Yorkies, and Shih-tzus, but may be of any breed.  Some are sold as toy breeds, when in fact they are simply underage (4-5 weeks) and may have difficulty eating solid food.