The Canadian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals took in approximately 60 dogs from a puppy mill just outside of Montreal. The dogs were voluntarily surrendered by the owner of the mill to the CSPCA on February 27th.

The surrender sheds light on the ever-present problem of puppy mills in Quebec.

The dogs, all small breeds, arrived at the shelter and looked unkept and were fearful. They are being cared for by CSPCA volunteers at the emergency shelter in Montreal, where they are being given veterinary treatment, grooming and socialization before they are placed up for adoption.

We are pleased that the owner of this puppy mill facility took it upon herself to surrender some of her animals to the CSPCA and we certainly encourage others to do the same, said Alanna Devine, Acting Executive Director for the CSPCA.

Recently the agriculture minister, Me Laurent Lessard announced the creation of a working group to tackle animal cruelty and also focus on issue of registration of puppy mills.