SOURCE: Last Chance for Animals

May 02, 2008 20:57 ET

LA County Puppy Mill Dogs Rescued; Last Chance for Animals Investigation Forces Surrender of Puppy Mill Dogs

LCA Discovered LA County Is Riddled With Puppy Mills and These Mills Are Supplying Los Angeles Pet Stores!

LANCASTER, CA--(Marketwire - May 2, 2008) - Last Chance for Animals (LCA) witnessed over 60 World Kennels puppies being released to county shelters yesterday and today. The LCA investigation into Southern California puppy mills reported by KCAL/KCBS reporter David Goldstein, resulted in a re-inspection of World Kennels by the county animal control. 402 dogs were found -- three hundred over the limit -- living outside in kennels and inside wire mesh. World Kennels was ordered to reduce the number of animals to 100 or else be shutdown. Over 60 of their purebred puppies have already been surrendered with many more to come. LCA and Best Friends Animal Society are currently assisting in the rescue of these puppies and accepting donations for the cost of medical bills for these dogs.

Through undercover investigation, LCA discovered that LA County is riddled with puppy mills like World Kennels, which are supplying Los Angeles pet stores such as Posh Puppy. LCA, Best Friends, and many dedicated animal lovers have been protesting Posh Puppy's pet stores in Beverly Hills and Tarzana for over three months to expose the pet store-puppy mill connection. World Kennels is one of Posh Puppy's primary suppliers, providing puppies that they then sell for up to $4,000. LCA and Best Friends are urging concerned citizens, animal lovers, and people interested in adopting a pet to call LCA and county shelters if interested in adopting.

Chris DeRose, animal expert, author and actor, is President and Founder of Last Chance for Animals (LCA), an international non-profit animal advocacy organization based in Los Angeles. LCA's roots began in investigating and exposing the inherent cruelty of animal research.

LCA fights for the rights of animals by conducting ongoing investigations that expose animal cruelty, launching public awareness campaigns, pushing animal friendly legislation and assisting in prosecutions of animal abusers. For additional information on LCA, visit www.LCAnimal.org.

If you are interested in making a donation to help pay for medical bills during the dogs' transition or adopting one of these dogs, or to schedule an interview with Chris DeRose, please call Katya Lidsky at 310-271-6096 x 30 or email campaigns@LCAnimal.org.

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