A new investigation by Lady Freethinker (LFT) reveals sick puppies – including some of whom were less than the state-mandated age of 8 weeks old – in tiny, feces-encrusted enclosures without access to clean drinking water. The puppies were being sold for over $1,000 at a flea market in Texas called “Dog Alley.”
Lady Freethinker’s investigator visited over 50 vendors selling puppies at Dog Alley in April 2023 and documented the deplorable conditions, including:
Puppies with health issues, including red, irritated, and weepy eyes, overgrown nails, and bloated stomachs.
Puppies over 4 months old who reportedly had not been vaccinated for rabies, in direct violation of Texas law.
Puppies in small cages with rusted, wire flooring, that offered no protection for the animals’ sensitive paws.
Birds and other small animals crammed into filthy cages and languishing in muddy and flooded enclosures.