Puppy mills are horrible places for dogs. They live in terrible conditions all to be repeatedly bred for profit. They are exploited and neglected. Double G. Kennels is the perfect example of why puppy mills are no place for an animal to live. They have a history of neglecting the dogs. In 2017, a USDA inspector found two emaciated dogs, one of which was still nursing six puppies despite the terrible condition she was in. Some dogs were found too close to heating sources at risk of being burned and more than two dozen puppies were living in enclosures where their feet and legs could slip through wire flooring at any moment.
It only gets worse every year though. In 2018, a USDA inspector found a chihuahua whose nails were so long, she couldn’t stand normally. There were dogs kept in whelping areas with inadequate head space. This same year, it was listed as one of the worst facilities in the country in the “Horrible Hundred 2018” by the Humane Society of the United States.
Now in 2019, multiple cases have been reported of canine brucellosis that trace back to Double G Kennels. Brucellosis is a bacterial disease that affects dogs and other species, and can be transmitted from dogs to humans. As the petition explains: “It can cause reproductive issues including infertility and stillbirths in females, and sperm abnormalities in males. While people infected with the disease may experience mild symptoms like fever and headache, it can be far more serious for pregnant women, potentially causing miscarriages and premature births.”
It’s pretty clear that Double G Kennels should be permanently shut down given their history of mistreating and neglecting dogs. They are putting the health of dogs and humans at risk. The facility is currently closed and under quarantine while the dogs are tested. Sign this petition if you agree that they should never reopen for business.
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