"You could tell they were sick. Nine-week-old puppies should be bouncing around playing, but they'd be lying on the floor."A former Petland employee is speaking out about the mistreatment of animals she says she witnessed at the Robinson Township pet shop -- http://on.wpxi.com/1IghocSTonight on Channel 11 News at 11, WPXI Pamela Osborne speaks one-on-one with the woman behind the social media post that has gone viral and is taking her allegations straight to the store's leaders.
The Hunte Corporation is one of an estimated 15,000 puppy mills in the United States. Nearly all puppies in pet stores, newspaper ads and direct-to-consumer, online puppy shopping sites come from these types of mass-production factories, where the health and well-being of the dogs are often a lower priority than profit.
Cerciello has documented her own experiences at Petland on her blog and her Facebook page.