Donna Power, co-founder and president of Stop the Mills or the Humane Initiative, is urging Mapleton Council to review and strengthen its kennel bylaws to align with the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association's code of practice for kennel operations. Power said: “Consumers are unknowingly buying from breeders and brokers that operate in an environment of no traceability, no accountability, and very minimal oversight or enforcement”. Many backyard breeders are dumping dogs after the collapse of the pandemic puppy boom.