Hook said she would most like to see increased enforcement of fines. Under the current system, she added, breeders who violate regulations may only be ordered to shrink their operations - from, say, 400 to 300 dogs a year. And even if inspectors later discover poor conditions, she said some breeders simply reduce the number of dogs again, rather than pay a fine. While people "play this game," Hook said, "animals are still suffering."
April and Clover, dogs rescued along with Burke (Hearts United for Animals/Facebook)