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Editorial: Puppy laundering

Pro tip for animal lovers: An 8-week-old purebred puppy that retails for $1,000 or more is not a "rescue" dog, no matter what the sign next to its enclosure says.

A rescue dog is in protective custody, sponsored by advocates dedicated to finding it a home so it won't be killed for lack of one. Lost, abandoned or neglected dogs get a

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