Puppy mills are still a problem in Iowa


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MASON CITY, Ia – “It’s Iowa’s dirty little secret,” says Sybil Soukup, Executive Director of the Humane Society of North Iowa.

She’s done her research and sees the consequences when dogs from an unethical breeder come to her.

While there are breeders in the state who take good care of their animals, there are others who don’t.

“There are breeders out there that take very good care of their animals and their breeding puppies, not to make money, but because they love the breed so much and want to share the joy of that breed with other people. We don’t have a problem with those types. It’s the people that are breeding hundreds of dogs, making them live in substandard conditions that are inhumane and cruel and doing it for the money.” she says.

According to the a new national ranking by the US Humane Society, Iowa is…

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