It’s a little out of our coverage area, but Appeal Reader Nina was insistent that we make sure y’all are aware of the crisis the Solano County SPCA is facing.

After 83 sick puppies were rescued from a Dixon-area pet shop and suspected puppy mill (the site of which is here) with allegedly inhumane conditions (more coverage here), the SPCA is in desperate need of:

We are also in need of puppy/dog toys and paper towels. The following is a list of other things that we need for the care of these dogs. Monetary donations for medical care are also appreciated and can be made on the website through PayPal.

-Simple Green
-Scrub brushes
-Newspaper with shiny ads removed
-Large trash bags
-Latex or non-latex gloves
-Shop vacs
-Blankets, towels, sheets, etc.
-carpet squares
-puppy shampoo
-puppy food (Kirkland from Costco or Healthwise from Western Ranch)
-Puppy toys (used is fine as long as they are clean)
-food and water dishes, preferably that can clip to the side of a kennel
-water bottles (generally used for rabbit cages)
-Polar Fleece (we use it to make toys)
-Heating pads
-Laundry Detergent
-Dish Soap
-crates/kennels of any size

So if you’re passing through the area on your way to your holiday destination (or just teh outlet mall), stop by and leave them those old sheets you never use, and, let’s be honest: are you ever really going to use that Simple Green?

If you’re not traveling in that direction, you can always donate. And, remember, folks: puppy mills fucking suck.

Photo: “Georgia,” one of the dogs being sold at the alleged puppy mill.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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