Alana of Redford, Michigan, wrote that her her 8-week-old Siberian husky, whom she bought for for more than $3,000, was diagnosed with a UTI and a congenital kidney disease. Mia from Las Vegas bought a German shepherd (also for more than $3,000) whom she says had giardia, a parasite. Katrina of St. Louis bought a deaf puppy (which she disturbingly returned, like a sweater), then bought an English bulldog who had spina bifida, an incomplete closing of the backbone. Eventually Katrina had the bulldog euthanized. Kellie of Columbus, Georgia, euthanized her cocker spaniel because the animal suffered from facial paralysis.
What's a puppy mill?
HSUS defines a puppy mill as "a dog breeding operation, which offers dogs for monetary compensation or remuneration, in which the physical, psychological and/or behavioral needs of the dogs are not being fulfilled due to inadequate housing, shelter, staffing, nutrition, socialization, sanitation, exercise, veterinary care and/or inappropriate breeding."