The CDC is investigating an outbreak of Campylobacter, a bacterial infection that is being linked to puppies bought in Petland stores. 39 cases of Campylobacter have been reported since September of 2016, most in Ohio and Florida, though people in Pennsylvania, …

Bacterial Infections In Humans Linked To Store-Bought Puppies

The CDC is investigating an outbreak of Campylobacter, a bacterial infection that is being linked to puppies bought in Petland stores. 39 cases of Campylobacter have been reported since September of 2016, most in Ohio and Florida, though people in Pennsylvania, …

In the largest-ever puppy mill investigation, HSUS investigators visited 21 Petland stores—in Florida, Indiana, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio and elsewhere—and traced the origins of about 17,000 puppies shipped to the stores. They also visited many of Petland’s breeders and suppliers. Our findings contradict assurances by staff at Petland stores and on Petland’s corporate website that the company deals only with breeders who have "the highest standards of pet care."

In the largest-ever puppy mill investigation, HSUS investigators visited 21 Petland stores—in Florida, Indiana, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio and elsewhere—and traced the origins of about 17,000 puppies shipped to the stores. They also visited many of Petland’s breeders and suppliers. Our findings contradict assurances by staff at Petland stores and on Petland’s corporate website that the company deals only with breeders who have "the highest standards of pet care."

Petland-Ohio:  Pet stores turned into a petting zoo for the win... My Motherhood Magic

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Petland-Ohio: Pet stores turned into a petting zoo for the win. My Motherhood Magic

In the largest-ever puppy mill investigation, HSUS investigators visited 21 Petland stores—in Florida, Indiana, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio and elsewhere—and traced the origins of about 17,000 puppies shipped to the stores. They also visited many of Petland’s breeders and suppliers. Our findings contradict assurances by staff at Petland stores and on Petland’s corporate website that the company deals only with breeders who have "the highest standards of pet care."

In the largest-ever puppy mill investigation, HSUS investigators visited 21 Petland stores—in Florida, Indiana, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio and elsewhere—and traced the origins of about 17,000 puppies shipped to the stores. They also visited many of Petland’s breeders and suppliers. Our findings contradict assurances by staff at Petland stores and on Petland’s corporate website that the company deals only with breeders who have "the highest standards of pet care."

In the largest-ever puppy mill investigation, HSUS investigators visited 21 Petland stores—in Florida, Indiana, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio and elsewhere—and traced the origins of about 17,000 puppies shipped to the stores. They also visited many of Petland’s breeders and suppliers. Our findings contradict assurances by staff at Petland stores and on Petland’s corporate website that the company deals only with breeders who have "the highest standards of pet care."

In the largest-ever puppy mill investigation, HSUS investigators visited 21 Petland stores—in Florida, Indiana, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio and elsewhere—and traced the origins of about 17,000 puppies shipped to the stores. They also visited many of Petland’s breeders and suppliers. Our findings contradict assurances by staff at Petland stores and on Petland’s corporate website that the company deals only with breeders who have "the highest standards of pet care."

2009 - "...an Akron, Ohio, Petland employee who allegedly drowned two rabbits in the store's back room...thanks to the overwhelming public outcry, the store where Elizabeth Carlisle was photographed holding two sopping-wet, dead rabbits by the scruff of the neck has been permanently closed. In other good news, Elizabeth Carlisle has been charged with cruelty to animals and is scheduled to appear in court later this month."

Update: Petland Store Where Rabbits Allegedly Drowned Closes

PETA Files readers were outraged by yesterday's story about an Akron, Ohio, Petland employee who allegedly drowned two rabbits in the store's back room.

Petland store exterior..In the largest-ever puppy mill investigation, HSUS investigators visited 21 Petland stores—in Florida, Indiana, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio and elsewhere—and traced the origins of about 17,000 puppies shipped to the stores. They also visited many of Petland’s breeders and suppliers. Our findings contradict assurances by staff at Petland stores and on Petland’s corporate website that the company deals only with breeders who have "the highest standards of pet care."

Petland store exterior..In the largest-ever puppy mill investigation, HSUS investigators visited 21 Petland stores—in Florida, Indiana, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio and elsewhere—and traced the origins of about 17,000 puppies shipped to the stores. They also visited many of Petland’s breeders and suppliers. Our findings contradict assurances by staff at Petland stores and on Petland’s corporate website that the company deals only with breeders who have "the highest standards of pet care."

In the largest-ever puppy mill investigation, HSUS investigators visited 21 Petland stores—in Florida, Indiana, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio and elsewhere—and traced the origins of about 17,000 puppies shipped to the stores. They also visited many of Petland’s breeders and suppliers. Our findings contradict assurances by staff at Petland stores and on Petland’s corporate website that the company deals only with breeders who have "the highest standards of pet care."

In the largest-ever puppy mill investigation, HSUS investigators visited 21 Petland stores—in Florida, Indiana, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio and elsewhere—and traced the origins of about 17,000 puppies shipped to the stores. They also visited many of Petland’s breeders and suppliers. Our findings contradict assurances by staff at Petland stores and on Petland’s corporate website that the company deals only with breeders who have "the highest standards of pet care."

We Believe - National Mill Dog Rescue.  Ohio friends, please call (614) 466-3555, tweet, Facebook, email or snail-mail Governor John Kasich of Ohio and, politely, ask him to line-item veto the puppy mill - Petland provision in SB 331. Human families and dogs deserve better.

We Believe - National Mill Dog Rescue. Ohio friends, please call (614) 466-3555, tweet, Facebook, email or snail-mail Governor John Kasich of Ohio and, politely, ask him to line-item veto the puppy mill - Petland provision in SB 331. Human families and dogs deserve better.

peaceful rally against Bethel Road (Columbus) Petland. Thanks again to all those attending, including advocates representing Buckeyes For Canines, Central Ohio Dog Rescue League, HSUS, Ohio SPCA, Ohio Voters for Companion Animals and Rescue Me Ohio.

peaceful rally against Bethel Road (Columbus) Petland. Thanks again to all those attending, including advocates representing Buckeyes For Canines, Central Ohio Dog Rescue League, HSUS, Ohio SPCA, Ohio Voters for Companion Animals and Rescue Me Ohio.

Peaceful rally against Bethel Road (Columbus) Petland. Thanks again to all those attending, including advocates representing Buckeyes For Canines, Central Ohio Dog Rescue League, HSUS, Ohio SPCA, Ohio Voters for Companion Animals and Rescue Me Ohio.

Peaceful rally against Bethel Road (Columbus) Petland. Thanks again to all those attending, including advocates representing Buckeyes For Canines, Central Ohio Dog Rescue League, HSUS, Ohio SPCA, Ohio Voters for Companion Animals and Rescue Me Ohio.

Peaceful rally against Bethel Road (Columbus) Petland. Thanks again to all those attending, including advocates representing Buckeyes For Canines, Central Ohio Dog Rescue League, HSUS, Ohio SPCA, Ohio Voters for Companion Animals and Rescue Me Ohio.

Peaceful rally against Bethel Road (Columbus) Petland. Thanks again to all those attending, including advocates representing Buckeyes For Canines, Central Ohio Dog Rescue League, HSUS, Ohio SPCA, Ohio Voters for Companion Animals and Rescue Me Ohio.

Peaceful rally against Bethel Road (Columbus) Petland. Thanks again to all those attending, including advocates representing Buckeyes For Canines, Central Ohio Dog Rescue League, HSUS, Ohio SPCA, Ohio Voters for Companion Animals and Rescue Me Ohio.

Peaceful rally against Bethel Road (Columbus) Petland. Thanks again to all those attending, including advocates representing Buckeyes For Canines, Central Ohio Dog Rescue League, HSUS, Ohio SPCA, Ohio Voters for Companion Animals and Rescue Me Ohio.

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