The Auburn Puppy Mill

Justice for the Auburn Puppy Mill Dogs!

The IssueIn early December, 2016, 57 Havanese dogs were rescued from an illegal puppy mill in Auburn, California by the Humane Society of the Sierra Foothills. The puppy mill had been in operation for 25 years. The adult dogs suffered from rotting teeth and chronic ear infections resulting in many of the dogs having ruptured eardrums. The dogs lived in wire cages covered in urine and feces. If water was available inside the cages, it was filthy. Many of the dogs and puppies were infected with worms and ear mites. Officers and a veterinarian provided evidence of this animal abuse to the Placer County District Attorney’s office, but we’ve learned charges are not going to be filed.

About UsWe are a group of individuals who are extremely concerned about this horrific case of animal abuse. Some of us have fostered and cared for the dogs during their recovery period, some of us have adopted one of the dogs and have witnessed many health and psychological problems with them. All of us are concerned citizens who believe it is the duty of the District Attorney to prosecute the individuals responsible for these acts of cruelty – for the dogs themselves as well as the human factor, as research shows a definite correlation between animal cruelty and human violence. All attempts to meet with Placer County District Attorney Scott Owens to discuss reasons behind the “no prosecution” decision, have failed.

PhotosThe Rescue — Here are a few photos we obtained from the rescuers on the day the little dogs and pups were finally rescued.




The Protest — On November 8th and 9th, 2017, a protest took place outside the DA’s office at 10810 Justice Center Drive in Roseville.

In the News

Sacramento Bee — Sacramento County Deputy DA Hilary Bagley-Franzoia puts animal abusers on notice – Animal Cruelty Unit is coming for them. –Cynthia Hubert, Nov. 26, 2017


Our Ads —

Who protects them?

This ad was placed in all Placer County papers in the last week in November.

Open letter to Scott Owens

Open letter to Scott Owens

Only You Can Be Their Voice!

pups in a cage

Please express your disapproval of a DA who has a 9 year history of embracing animal abusers by calling and/or emailing his office:

Call: 916-543-8000


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** If you purchased a Havanese puppy from the Auburn, CA area, please send us a message. **


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