Robert Hensley, legal advocacy senior counsel for the ASPCA, said, “[Gingerich’s] shocking cruelty is a predictable result of the USDA … allowing the very animals they have a legal and moral obligation to protect to endure prolonged and extreme suffering.”
The two years after Gingerich had received his license, he was given 100 citations for his breeding offenses. Inspectors were routinely denied entrance to his facilities, but they finally got access this March.
Inspectors found dogs in various stages of neglect. Gingerich hid sickly and dead dogs in dirt-filled horse stalls. Furthermore, he did not keep the required veterinary records or dog sale records.
A rescue organization took ten puppies and three adult dogs from the property. All required immediate medical care.
The court decided to permanently ban Gingerich from ever being able to breed or sell dogs again, forcing him to hand over all of the dogs on his properties.
This is an example of just how awful puppy mills and dog breeders can be, proving why it is important to adopt not shop.
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