Just saying "puppy mill" conjures up images of filth and despair. Recent investigations by Animal Control workers in Stokes and Jones County prove those images are a reality.
In the video above, see why our state has grown so popular with unscrupulous breeders and if anything is being done to stop them.
The proposal for regulating commercial puppy breeders would not affect hunters and their dogs or show dog breeders.
To find a responsible breeder, don't forget about your local animal shelter. Many shelters have purebred dogs waiting for a good home.
Visit The Humane Society's website for more details and tips on finding a responsible dog breeder.