On May 14, 2014, The HSUS and local veterinarians assisted Livingston County Animal Control and the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office with the rescue and removal of more than 90 dogs and puppies from a suspected puppy mill in Fowlerville. The HSUS Puppy Mill Response team covered the majority of this expenses in the case. On June 3, the owner of the breeding facility pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges and relinquished custody of the dogs to Livingston County Animal Control. For more information about adoption of the dogs, visit www.livingstondaily.com/article/20140603/NEWS01/140603005/Details-Where-adopt-dogs-rescued-from-Howell-Township-puppy-mill.
The HSUS has established a reward program to offer up to $5,000 to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of a puppy mill operator for animal cruelty. Persons wishing to report a valid tip are encouraged to call 1-877-MILL-TIP and will remain anonymous. For more information about what you can do to help stop puppy mills, visit stoppuppymills.org.