Missouri moves to close down a serial puppy mill offender

Debra Ritter of Cornerstone Farms, aka Beginnings Ranch (pictured above), has been in our report for severe problems at her kennel, including injured and underweight dogs, dogs with missing fur and skin lesions, sick puppies and excessive feces and odor. Photo by Missouri Department of Agriculture

A notorious breeder in Missouri who has been featured five times in our annual Horrible Hundred report on problem puppy mills may be closing down her operation, even as the state’s attorney general is moving to take legal action against her for mistreating the dogs . . . 

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Dogs rescued from a North Carolina breeder spotlight the AKC’s role in puppy mill suffering

When rescuers found this dog at an AKC breeder, she was all skin and bones, riddled with parasites and lethargic. She was also pregnant with seven puppies.

The dog in the picture above exemplifies just how much is wrong with the way the American Kennel Club, which touts itself as a champion of dogs, goes about its business. She was recently rescued from an AKC breeder in Caldwell County, North Carolina, along . . . 

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How shelters are slashing pet euthanasia rates, increasing adoptions

KC Pet Project has developed programs like kitten showers, which are held at local breweries to raise funding for kittens at the shelter. Photo by Jill Renee

When KC Pet Project took on the operations of the Kansas City, Missouri, animal shelter eight years ago, the brand-new organization had a formidable task ahead. For many years the shelter had been euthanizing between 50 and 70% of the nearly 7,000 pets who came . . . 

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