USDA rules target foreign puppy mills

Aim to stop import of unhealthy dogs

Posted: August 24, 2014 at 3:48 a.m.

WASHINGTON -- When New York resident Jillian Civitano saw a picture of Tink on a Texas dog dealer's website, she fell in love and purchased the 2-pound Maltese puppy.

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker responds to questions from the media during a ceremonial signing of his budget repair bill at the State Capitol building in Madison, Wis.  Wednesday, April 6, 2011. The bill is an amended version of Walker's original legislation, which repealed most collective bargaining options of public employees. That portion of the bill is facing legal challenges and is presently stalled in the state's court system. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, John Hart)

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