Document, document, report, report.
Unless this is a troll, the OP has a unique opportunity to do something about these horrible businesses. Since you're in it, seize it.
Originally Posted by SAcres
Yep :yes:. The person must have a license to have that many dogs and to sell them. Even out in the boonies of NorCal, such a large scale business has to be licensed. AC will know the exact rules for that city/county. If no license, problem! If licensed, your documentation showing living conditions, age of weaning, indiscriminate breeding, lack of veterinary attention, etc is a problem.
Originally Posted by sunridge1
OP, you may be able to help. Hopefully the $hit storm is so public and $$$ will prevent these people from ever doing it again.