A puppy mill near Montreal has been raided and 64 badly treated dogs liberated. Authorities say that while it was not the largest puppy mill they have encountered, the conditions for the puppies and adult dogs were among the worst.
"This is a facility that had multiple dogs crammed in wires cages the animals were clearly not receiving enough food or water," Rebecca Aldworth of the Humane Society International Canada told the media.
Montreal Puppy Mill closed down
The Humane Society and Quebec provincial government moved in together to seize the animals and close down the mill and have not yet decided what charges, if any, will be brought against the owners. The dogs will eventually be put up for adoption but for the moment have been moved to a facility in Lachute, Quebec. Citing legal reasons, they are not yet revealing exactly where the puppy mill was located.
"Both the puppies and their mothers and the other dogs were in need and they were removed for a reason from this facility," Aldworth said.
Rescue workers are working hard to help the dogs recover their strength and energy and report seeing great improvements in their condition already. "They got food and water, real good food and water," Aldworth said. "It's just so great to see them wagging their tails and see them interacting with us."