Iowa puppy mill operator was previously cited in ’99 for violating Animal Welfare Act

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Over 90 animals were found recently living in horrible conditions in an alleged puppy mill in Kiron, Iowa. has now exposed a report from the USDA noting the breeder had previously violate the Animal Welfare Act in 1999.

The story notes the report involved the individual’s store at the time, called Fifth Avenue Pets.

And reports 18 of the dogs are being cared for at the Animal Rescue League in Des Moines, Iowa. And surprise, surprise – the breeder did not have a current USDA license.

Five of the dogs found on the property were dead. The dogs at the Animal Rescue League were described as having “feces-crusted fur.” Hopefully, some really serious charges will be filed in this case.