Unfortunately the dogs rescued in this raid were just the lucky few who got a happy ending - thousands more die every year, alone and forgotten, hidden away and bred in darkness so their puppies can be sold for a profit.
And this sort of breeding facility isn't a rarity. Many - if not most - pet stores stock dogs from breeding farms like this one; responsible breeders avoid selling through pet stores as they want to meet the people adopting their puppies so they can ensure they're going to good homes.
While pet stores will often try to cover their tracks by saying their breeders are "USDA licensed" or that their dogs are pedigreed, those claims have little implications for the welfare of the animals. This is what many of those "licensed" suppliers actually look like.
Of course, there's a lot you can do to help stop this system - but the biggest action you can take is to look into adoption when adding a new pet to your home. You can visit Adopt-a-Pet.com to start your search.
Watch the full video below.