We all know that Puppy Mills are bad for a multitude of reasons (which I'm not getting into today) ... but what happens to those dogs when a Mill is shut down? Where do all those dogs go? I always shudder when I see a Newspaper article that says something along the lines of "100 starving sled dogs have been seized" or "800 small dogs seized from filthy Arizona home". Who is going to take that many dogs?? Rationally. Realistically.
As the situations change, the outcomes do too. Sometimes rescues step up and take some. Sometimes they end up at shelters (again - in cages/crates/runs). Sometimes the dogs are euthanized. Some lucky few are taken in by caring people who open their homes and their hearts to foster these unfortunate dogs.
Kyla Duffy is one of those people. Kyla "often fosters ex-puppy mill breeders ... [but] has found that there aren't many resources available for people who have adopted them, as they sometimes have unique needs."
"To help the cause, [Kyla] just published a free eBook to support people who have adopted puppy mill dogs and to enlighten people about the realities of puppy mills. Please check it out and feel free to pass it along. The Mill Dog Manifesto is available for download at http://happytailsbooks.com/milldog.htm. Feedback is welcome - it's a work in progress!"