The Humane Society of the United States has released its annual report highlighting 100 problem puppy mills.

Kansas tied for the fifth-most, with six puppy mills in the 2023 "Horrible Hundred" report. There were seven in the 2022 report and the 2021 report.

The HSUS said in a release that Kansas puppy mills appeared in its report for keeping dogs in dirty, small cages with piles of feces.

"At one facility, the breeder [Mary Moore] admitted to tossing dead puppies into a field," the release said. "The same facility also had 264 dogs and none of the adult dogs had had regularly scheduled veterinary examinations since 2021."

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Kansas breeders highlighted in the report:

  • Lynda Denson/Kansas Mini Havanese, Olpe, Kansas
  • Linda Kent/Eclipses Kennel, Elgin, Kansas
  • Krista LaRocque/Kansas Doodles, Bazine, Kansas
  • Mary Moore/D&M Kennel, Uniontown, Kansas
  • Kristal A. Stevens/Creekwell Shepherds, Rose Hill, Kansas
  • Brenda White/B&B Kennel, Neodesha, Kansas

Read more about the Kansas dealers here and scroll to page 10.

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States with the most puppy dealers on the "Horrible Hundred":

  • Missouri - 31
  • Iowa - 13
  • Ohio - 13
  • Pennsylvania - 8
  • Kansas - 6
  • New York -6