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Georgia dog breeder tried to turn old ice cream store into kennel, issued violations for humane care

Complaints expose animal welfare system that often lacks resources and will to hold dog breeders and dealers accountable.

Rebecca Lindstrom, Lindsey Basye

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You’ve heard the expression - you get what you pay for. It may not always be the case when it comes to dogs. Pure breeds can cost thousands of dollars, even if they start their lives neglected in squalor or come with hidden medical problems.

11Alive’s investigative unit, The Reveal, found more than a sick dog, but a sick animal welfare system. It’s why many advocates in the state are asking Gov. Brian Kemp to create an animal cruelty task force.

Janice, a pet owner in California who adopted a dog from Georgia, says the story of her Yorkie named Blanco is one reason why.