Becoming a Dog: What Happens After the Puppy Mill?

The day they rescued her from Patricia Yates’ puppy mill in suburban North Carolina, Humane Society workers had two concerns about the tiny white Maltese numbered B-16. The first was that she was in wretched health: her jaws were rotting away from far-gone infections, her coat was so thin she was almost bald, and her legs were barely strong enough to walk. The second was that she was

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