Many pet stores get their dogs from puppy mills – which are horrible places of sadness and cruelty.Puppy mills still legal across the United States, but some states have laws regulating breeding facilities for dogs. Illegal puppy trade is a big problem in Scotland, where recently, 30 puppies were rescued from the Cairnryan Ferry Port.
The pups were all crammed together in small, filthy spaces with no way out. The Scottish SPCA had the puppies moved to the Irish SPCA (ISPCA) since it was likely they all had come from Ireland. Each puppy could have been sold for over $1,000.