The pictures you post on social media to sell your puppies:
The dogs used to produce those puppies found by the sheriff’s department when serving a search warrant at the home:
At the request of the Elmore County Sheriff’s Department, the Idaho Humane Society assisted with the seizure of 28 dogs who were kept in deplorable conditions […] in Oasis, Idaho[.]https://kidotalkradio.com/idaho-humane-society-rescues-28-dogs-what-you-can-do-to-help/
“The dogs were heavily matted and had feces and cheatgrass embedded into their mats and skin. This case is especially disturbing because this unsanitary facility has been actively engaged in actively selling these animals to the public,” said Dr. Jeff Rosenthal, veterinarian and CEO of the Idaho Humane Society.
This does not appear to be a case of animal hoarding where part of the illness manifests as a failure to recognize the suffering of the animals. Look at the puppy pictures posted online – this person knew the difference between neglected dogs and well cared for dogs and attempted to deceive buyers with photos.
And because I know what a can of worms it is to talk about breeding, let me say this: I believe that most people who breed dogs at home are well intentioned and consider their pets family. Not the person who kept these dogs in misery obviously, but most. It’s a misconception among some animal advocates that it’s the other way around – that most dog breeders are greedy and happy to inflict cruelty so they can profit financially. They hold up breeders like the one in this post as an example. But they’re wrong. Most breeders are just as angry and disturbed as everyone else seeing images like these and are thankful that the dogs have been rescued. Most breeders don’t make the local news.
As of today, I haven’t seen any news updates on this story nor any reports of charges being filed. I really hope that changes. I’ll be on the lookout for follow-ups on the case and if anyone comes across an update, please let me know.