A large commercial breeder in Quebec was raided over the weekend, and over 500 dogs were confiscated.
The breeder is Paws R Us, which previously proudly called itself the largest commercial breeder in Canada. They successfully sued a pet owner/former customer for defamation in 2009 when she went online to several sites calling them a "puppy mill."
They stock over 40 breeds, and over 500 dogs were confiscated. But they're "not a puppy mill." Okay, this is when I don't understand the law…
I know they had Shibas, but I don't know if they have Basenjis. Probably? Anyway, this seems like a case to keep your eyes on, especially those on the East Coast. It remains to be seen how the court will handle the confiscated the dogs. Paws R Us is appealing, and the dogs may be returned. Or they be flooding rescue. I'm watching this one.