About 60% of the dogs in our shelters are pit bulls or pit bull mixes. If they could get a handle on that problem the shelters wouldn't be so overburdened.
We still have a big problem with the puppy mills here. A lot of their cast offs end up over burdening the rescue groups.
I just read an article yesterday about the dog sales at flea markets. Now that the laws for puppy mills are getting stricter more and more of the puppy mill dogs are being sold at flea markets. The rules don't apply there.
It is exactly the same here. Walk through any shelter, any day, and over half of the dogs are pit-type dogs. Another large percentage here is chihuahua-types. There are usually very few purebreds.
The city I live near passed a law only a few years ago that puppies cannot be sold on the street. But I don't know if the county did or not. I used to feel feel physically sick every time I would drive by someone standing out in the sun holding up a puppy high in the air with one hand and with a box of them at his feet, no shade, no water. I rarely see that now,
so perhaps the county passed a similar law, but of course they simply sell the puppies online instead.
Backyard breeders who are only doing it to make money are the real problem, of course.
People who view puppies as a marketable product and nothing more are going to find a way around any law that is passed. I approve of the laws, don't misunderstand. But these problems will persist until human consciousness changes in its attitude toward animals.