We are beyond thrilled at the news that a long time suspected puppy mill has finally been shut down!
Paws “R” Us, near Shawville, Quebec was raided yesterday and hundreds of dogs (over 500) have been removed from the premises. Kudos to everyone involved with this historic raid!
- Read the news story here. (Ottawa Citizen)
- Read about HSI’s involvement in the raid.
- A letter from HSI
- Donate to help stop Canadian puppy mills
- A blog post on a Toronto blog
- French news item on Le Telejournal
- CTV Montreal news item (click the video player on the right)
- Paws “R” Us owner: “I was framed” (video)
We will be sure to keep you informed as we receive updates.
Ironically, today is also National Puppy Mill Awareness Day . Click that link to find out how you can fight Puppy Mills in Quebec!
As a side note, please check out the Paws ‘R’ Us qualifications and references page. Remember, never assume a piece of paper means anything or anyone can be trusted. Plenty of pet store dogs come with ‘papers’. It doesn’t mean they are quality animals or come from quality facilities. Ultimately, research and due diligence is in the hands of the individual. It’s all about education.