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Warrick Humane Society Takes in Dogs After Puppy Mill Closes – Many Small Breeds Available for Adoption

Tuff is ready for adoption! -WHS

It’s always sad news to hear about puppy mills. If you aren’t familiar with the term, it’s an operation of dogs (usually small breeds) who are used exclusively to breed for puppy sales. Many times, the dogs are kept their entire lives in small confinements and sadly, deplorable conditions. We are happy to report that two puppy mills have decided to close and the Warrick Humane Society has many very deserving dogs that need a home.

Owning a puppy mill dog isn’t always the easiest task. Most are not housebroken, are missing teeth, need medication or aren’t socialized. But, the payoff is that you are truly rescuing a helpless creature who has suffered torture throughout their life.

According to Lindsey Byers, WHS Executive Director, “This is a combined effort of WHS and Tri-State Yorkie Rescue.  Last week, we took in seven puppy mill dogs and this week we took 25 from two separate puppy mills choosing to shut down in Missouri.  Missouri laws are becoming stricter and instead of keeping their breeding up to code, they choose to shut down instead.  Last week’s rescue included a French Bulldog, Chihuahua’s, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, and a Puggle.  Yesterday’s rescue included Chihuahuas, Yorkies, Chorkies, Maltese, and Poodles.  This is the fifth puppy mill that has shut down and we have taken dogs from.”

For information on adoption or if you’d like to donate to help these little guys, please visit or call 812-858-1132. WHS is a no-kill shelter. Discounts are available if you take two of the rescued dogs together.


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