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Blog: Where Newport Puppies Really Come From

Russo's and I Heart Puppies are fronts for inhumane USDA commercial breeding puppy mills, They claim "Quality" but don't be fooled, they have chosen Inhumane Cruelty as a business profession.

How much is that puppy in the window? Don’t let the high Newport Beach prices fool you. Local pet stores are profiting at a 400 percent mark up pawning substandard Midwest Puppy Mill dogs, claiming they are of good quality and not being able to back it up.

Parent puppies mass produced in cruel and inhumane standards and sold under the USDA Newport Beach pet store like and are not living in a cozy home, but instead locked in rabbit hutches, standing on wire with only six inches of space to move as they spend their lives continuously being bred until death at age 5. The interests of USDA Inspectors lie with their breeders, permissible of federal cruelty crimes and recently acknowledged by Washington D.C. as “Government Sanctioned Torture of Companion Animals."

An internal audit concluded by the U.S. Inspector General in May 2010 detailed the USDA's gross negligence and inability to enforce the most minimal standards of the The Animal Welfare Act.  The process of enforcing compliance was shown on an Industry whole to be ineffective containing written department procedures emphasizing education of breeders, over recording of severe violations.  USDA policy also states the option of whether to entirely allow violations to be unrecorded, subjective only to the inspector.

The ASPCA and HSUS define a puppy mill as “a large-scale commercial dog breeding operation where profit is given priority over the well-being of the dogs.” Unlike responsible breeders, who place the utmost importance on producing the healthiest puppies possible, breeding at puppy mills is performed without consideration of genetic quality. This results in generations of dogs with unchecked hereditary defects.  In many cases, puppy mills are not illegal. In most states, a breeding kennel can legally keep dozens, even hundreds, of dogs in cages for their entire lives, as long as the dogs are given the basics of food, water, and shelter.

Puppies are often taken from their mother when they are around six-weeks-old and sold to brokers who pack them in crates for resale to pet stores all over the country. Only half of the puppies survive during this exhausting travel only to make it to the pet shop until they are sold. While the puppies produced may come with pedigrees, the pedigree itself is neither an indication of quality nor authenticity. 

To view legal evidence of Russo’s and I Heart Puppies direct ties to undeniably INHUMANE Puppy Mill Breeders, see the attached info and go to newportbeachpuppymill.com.

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JT WALDIE February 06, 2012 at 02:36 AM
breeders, back yard and large commercial types, are the root problem for the monstrous amounts of animals in shelters today! These people are incapable of managing even the most mundane, mediocre job skills so they resort to torturing/ killing innocent beings. This is one skillset they excel in! True monsters and maggots are back yard breeders and commercial breeders!
tanya ledu February 06, 2012 at 09:48 AM
stop using animals for income!! Newport you make me sick. lets stick them in a cage and make them breed and sit in their own faeces!!
Elizabeth Gingerlocks February 08, 2012 at 12:15 AM
WE the People domesticated these animals for our own entertainment, health benefits, and comfort. Must we use them further for profit? Who the hell do we think we are. We do not have "rights" to them just because we are bigger or able to enslave them for breeding. They belong to themselves. Shame on the breeders... ALL the breeders.
Elizabeth Gingerlocks February 08, 2012 at 12:18 AM
Dear local small scale breeders, if you love a breed then rescue it. when you breed animals that are breed specific claiming to love the breed you are as transparent as they come. you love the animals that are able to make you money and the ones that you think are the best looking while the others are suffering and dying in homes and shelters and streets.
Zana Fong February 13, 2012 at 10:21 PM
Sad that after all our work so many still are ignorant ~ Mahatma Gandhi said; The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated ~ Well, where does that put your city if you are allowing cruelty to animals or having businesses sell puppies from the poor adult dogs who are treated as breeding machines and NOTHING ELSE! One has to take a side and not look the other way. Role models are needed ~ cities who stand up for injustice and are not afraid to change for the better so that others can follow and maybe we all can see Puppy mills soon be gone if more people start to care and have what it takes! Blessings, Zana

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