Truth, Lies and Puppy Mills

Eleanor's Story

September 01, 2021 Bailing Out Benji Season 1 Episode 41
Truth, Lies and Puppy Mills
Eleanor's Story
Show Notes

This week we focus on Eleanor, a resilient Golden Retriever who survived a horrific ordeal at the hands of one of the worst  puppy mills in Iowa.  
We discovered Eleanor's story after exposing breeder, Daniel Gingerich, for receiving 89 USDA violations in 2021 alone! 
Eleanor is now safe in the hands of HavaHeart Rescue, where she is finally receiving the care she needs. Carol, Co-Founder of HavaHeart Rescue, joins us to tell Eleanor's story to anyone who will listen. 
Dogs like Eleanor are why we must continue to speak up for the dogs and why we need law enforcement agencies to enforce the laws! 
Most important, Eleanor is why we must never buy a puppy from a pet store or online without seeing the conditions where that puppy came from.

To follow Eleanor's healing journey, go here:

To see our in-depth report on Daniel Gingerich and his puppy mill, go here:

Americans are used to being on the lookout for a scam, but authorities are warning of a new kind of fraud. Puppy Kingpin shines a spotlight on Jolyn Noethe, a secretive businesswoman from Iowa who is accused of laundering puppies much like drug money. Investigative reporter Alex Schuman exposes the scheme and an underground part of the industry bringing us the pets we love.

From Neon Hum Media and Sony Music Entertainment. Smoke Screen: Puppy Kingpin is available June 16th. 

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