Adopted a puppy rescued from "Hurricane Katrina" from SVA in March 2006. Went to pick it up, they admit that he is really from an amish farm in Penn Yan, NY. My assumption is that they purchase from puppy mills. Nevertheless, I have veterinary experience. They gave him vaccines at inappropriate ages and ignored proper procedure protocol (protocol that is set by NYS Law). He left the building without being neutered, and I'm sure many other animals do too. Thankfully we are responsible and had it done- how many adopters do NOT have that done and continue to allow animals to breed?
Lastly, while they don't kill animals that are not adopted out- They have certainly admitted to several of their customers that they let "unadoptable" cats outside to live. They claim to spay/neuter first. Just like they neutered our puppy before he came home? Right!