The typical breeding operation is a nightmarish world, a place where a dog, whose only function is to breed, is often in complete mental and physical isolation.
The woman who allegedly ran the Ohio operation may have had a kennel license dating back to at least 2012, the Lancaster Eagle Gazette reports. But her sad collection of dogs, including Chihuahuas, Shih Tzus and dachshunds, will likely earn her animal cruelty charges.
All in the name of commerce.
"If you want to spend $600 on a particular breed, she had all of them," Corey Schoonover, executive director of the FCAHS, told the newspaper.
And, apparently, people were buying.
The woman, who has not been identified because she has yet to be charged, was forced to return deposits on several puppies already promised to prospective owners, Schoonover added.
Big or small, puppy mills are bad business. Join the fight to have them banned completely.