Another puppy mill operator in Holmes County has surrendered dogs to a rescue group since the passage last month of Senate Bill 130, which imposes fees and care standards on high-volume breeders.
Island Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary in Port Clinton took in 26 dogs and puppies Saturday evening and paid nothing for the normally high-priced purebreds, director Nancy Benevento said.
“Some are only 8 weeks old, while others are between 2 and 4 years old. That tells me the purge is on at some mills. They are reducing their inventory,” she said.