90 dogs seized in south shore puppy mill raid
The Montreal SPCA has busted a puppy mill operating on the south shore.
About 90 dogs were seized —many of them were found with health issues.
Alanna Devine with the SPCA says the dogs — mostly chihuahuas and Yorkshire terriers — were found in squalid conditions, in a place that had a very strong smell of ammonia and urine.
"We're just starting to see the extent of what issues are," Devine says, "but certainly, multiple health issues, including ear and dental problems."
They were seized under Quebec's new animal health protection act. Under its terms, the facility's owner could face fines of up to $75,000, and a lifetime ban on owning animals.
Devine says the SPCA will let the public know if and when the dogs become available for adoption.
For the moment, they're receiving veterinary care.