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.