The puppy mill problem

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By Lauren Beaver

Within the past year, puppy mill investigations have increased a drastic amount, particularly in the state of North Carolina.

Heidi Miller, president of HEART Pet Rescue states, “Our community needs to work together to put a stop to the neglect and punishment of innocent animals. The main goal of my rescue is to take in as many dogs as possible to provide them with the love and care they deserve.”

The more volunteers and foster parents HEART Pet Rescue aquires, equals the more lives that can be saved.

“I am very open to welcoming animals into my home. I will do whatever I can to help save these precious animals,” said HEART volunteer, Lynnette Monroe.

A lot of time and dedication is needed to take in an animal as a foster, but the end result is life changing and will help them in finding their new forever home.

“I will never adopt from a breeder after seeing what these poor animals went through before they were rescued,” Miller said. “I want to be someone who makes a difference in their lives.”

For more information on becoming a volunteer or foster parent with HEART Pet Rescue, an application can be filled out on their website at

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