It’s happened again.
This time the ASPCA and Texas Humane Heroes worked with Hendry County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office, Clewiston Animal Control and the Humane Society of Broward County to rescue over 100 dogs from an unlicensed puppy mill in central Florida.
Here’s a local media story about the rescue effort.
Beatriz Perez and Alexei Fernandez were breeding dogs, including poodles and huskies, to sell to Miami pet stores. They’ve each been charged with several counts of animal cruelty.
Florida is a magnet for animal cruelty, and there’s often little desire to do anything about the crime because the penalties for animal cruelty are paltry and there’s nothing to stop the abusers from setting up shop all over again.
Meanwhile an operation like this takes people, and lots of them. Food, shelter, and vet care is required for each rescued animal, and then there’s the finding of homes for these dogs who spent their entire lives in cages as breeders and for the pups that were rescued before they were sold.
You can donate to the ASPCA and help fund this rescue effort using this link.
But please do more than open your wallet. Write your elected officials and ask them to support legislation to end all forms of animal cruelty where you live, especially if you live in Florida.
11 thoughts on “Yet Another ASPCA Animal Rescue Effort Underway in FL”
I agree. Changing the laws would be the best thing we can do.
Right, Charles. Otherwise we just keep rescuing over and over again while the perpetrators are free to move one county over, set up shop and do it all over again.
I hope they will change the laws, that’s a no go that such puppy-millers bring so much harm and sadness to this world :o(
And all because we humans are a selfish lot that want to buy a cute little puppy.
… and we will not look behind that cute puppy face to see what bad things happen at a puppy mill before we can hold a pup in our arms :o(((
just so sad,xx Rachel
It is Rachel, and totally preventable if only there was sufficient will to stop this insanity.
That is all so sad. Sure hope they can change the laws somehow, so this could be prevented. Glad the dogs were saved.
But after living in those conditions for years, it will take lots of work to help those dogs, and the guilty will pay a mere pittance, then do it again to other dogs.
My daughter’s dog Rocky was found in Clewiston.
Beatriz Perez and Alexei Fernandez….they should learn how precious animal’s life is…….dogs are not human’s toys……