In March, Steve Caporizzo went on a puppy mill rescue in Ohio, bringing home 15 dogs. In April, he made another trip bringing home 17 more – 7 of which are still up for adoption.
After the rescue was made from the Ohio Amish puppy mill, the dogs were brought to be evaluated and checked medically, a complicated process as the dogs had been living in deplorable conditions.
You will meet Ellen, who has personally rescued over 1,000 dogs the past five years from the Amish, who she says treat dogs as livestock. Her identity has been hidden, not to compromise his work. Ellen says dogs are companion animals and breeders are in it for the money, so adopt when you can!
If you would like to help out fostering, adopting or donating to help out with their medical expenses go to The Companion Animal Placement Program: http://www.capp-petplacement.org/
Two other groups have helped CAPP out fostering many of the dogs and have dogs as well needing homes, Dog House Adoptions and Pack Ethic:
For much more information on Puppy Mills across the country, take a look at The Humane Society of the United State's web site. A great resource of information and video investigations: http://www.humanesociety.org/
For more information on puppy mills in particular: http://www.humanesociety.org/search/search-results.html?q=puppy+mills