I feel a little bit sick right now.
I have been reading about the raid of the American Eskimo puppy mill in Kennewick, Washington for the past 15 minutes or so, and I have had to keep myself from letting the tears fall. Apparently, there were 371 of these little dogs, the same breed of dog that I own, in more than deplorable conditions. Some of the dogs lived in crates, some of them lived in shopping carts, some of them in chicken pens, but all of them lived in spaces coated with feces and permeated with urine. Some of the dogs had blood caked in their fur, not to mention mud and the feces they were being forced to sit and sleep in. To make matters worse, there were always more than one dog per crate and a lot of them were outside in the direct sunlight (depending on the time of day).
It took two weeks for authorities to set up proper facilities to house these poor dogs, but they are now away from that horrible situation and things can only go up from here.
If I had the means, I would adopt one of these dogs in a heartbeat..
Maybe you do.
Oregon Humane Society
Seattle Humane Society
Someone needs to give these dogs a chance, it truly is an excellent breed.