WESTMINSTER, Calif. (KTVU) - Dozens of French and English bulldogs were seized this week from a house in Westminster that is believed to be a puppy mill.
There were 78 dogs seized in total, ranging from puppies to senior dogs.
Puppy mills are dog breeding facilities that focus on maximizing profit while minimizing any overhead cost. Profits are a priority, not the health of the animals. In the case in Westminster, authorities say the majority of the dogs were locked in crates in deplorable conditions.
“Every dog needs medical care in some way,” said Cortney Dorney, manager of Westminster Adoption Group and Services, per The Orange County Register.
The female dogs showed signs of having bred numerous times. Three dogs – the limit under city law – were left with the breeder. The rest are currently being housed at a shelter and will soon be up for adoption.
Detailed information is available with The Orange County Register.