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NY Daily News: Lask's LawSuit on Puppy Mill Dangers

SPCA, Humane Society:
dog lawsuit highlights puppy mill dangers Experts say
consumers should adopt from shelters to avoid hidden defects


MATTHEW DELUCA
Wednesday, January 04, 2012

 The legal battle over a pricey pup with medical problems highlights the danger of buying a dog bred in a mill, animal advocates said Wednesday.
Susan Chana Lask and Umka's Puppy Mills Suit
 The ASPCA says there are 10,000 commercial breeders in the country that could be defined as mills — which have been accused of overbreeding and unhealthy conditions.

 And consumers really have to dig deep to find out if that doggy in the window came from one.

 “Unfortunately sometimes knowing the name of a facility doesn't tell the whole story,” said Elinor Molbegott, legal counsel for the Humane Society of New York.