"Stop Puppy Mills": Ballot measure to stop cruel conditions

Published 10/11 by WKRC

SHARONVILLE, Ohio (WKRC) - When Cathy Madewell adopted her Chihuahua, Newman, she knew he was rescued from an Ohio puppy mill. The poor conditions caused Newman to have health problems.

“When he came, he was kind of already sick with kennel cough. He had no fur. He had lost all of his fur," said Cathy.

Puppy-mill amendment would specify humane treatment by breeders

Published 9/26 by ThisWeek

Ohio residents backed by the Humane Society of the United States have proposed an amendment to the Ohio Constitution focused on puppy mills and the treatment of animals in commercial breeding.

Ohio Board Certifies Ballot Issue Aimed to Block Puppy Mills

Published 9/23 by U.S. NEWS

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A proposed constitutional amendment aimed at preventing puppy mills has been certified as a single ballot issue by Ohio's Ballot Board.

The proposal would require dog breeders with eight or more unspayed female dogs and annual sales of more than 15 dogs to meet certain standards intended to improve animal care.

State board clears way for ‘puppy mill’ issue backers to gather signatures

Published 9/22 by The Colombus Dispatch

The Ohio Ballot Board has cleared the way for backers of a proposed “puppy mill” constitutional amendment to gather signatures to put the issue to a statewide vote next year.

The five-member board Friday agreed that the proposed Ohio Puppy Mill Prevention Amendment, aimed at enacting restrictions on large-scale dog breeders, is a single issue. That means supporters of the proposal now can begin the task of gathering 305,591 valid signatures of registered voters from 44 of 88 Ohio counties.

Puppy mill amendment could bring breeding dogs more protection

Published on 9/19 by Cleveland 19 News

More regulations could be coming to Ohio puppy mills after animal rights activists take another step to change the law.

The Ohio Puppy Mill Prevention Amendment is moving forward after Attorney General Mike DeWine certified the petition to amend the state constitution.