QUOTE(BuffyMum @ 24th Aug 2008, 11:46 pm)
I will say however that my American friends despair at puppy mills. Recently one puppy miller shot 80 - Yes EIGHTY - dogs rather than have them vet inspected. It is a terrible situation over there.
Did you see the one a few months ago, in Chicago, I think? The rescue which went in to get the animals was tiny, and they literally had no room for them all. The city airport gave them a hangar to use, a petshop donated crates and bedding, the staff from a local groomers' came in and bathed and clipped all the dogs, free of charge, on their own time - it was a real community effort. Very heartening.