Puppy mills do not only affect animal advocates and dog lovers, but also make a major impact on the economy and environment. Puppy mills continue to ignore the law and be cruel, therefore, raids must be organized to shut down the mill and remove all of the animals. This causes a major a major financial strain on local animal welfare groups, large humane organizations, and the community as a whole. The first money goes into the removal and then transport of the animals by the large organizations. The local shelters then have to provide veterinary care for the animals, as well as housing and food. These expenses vary state to state, however, for one case in Montana, it totaled to a staggering 500,000 at the end of the day. Oftentimes when the agencies cannot pay for this on their own they turn to the community, such as the sheriff’s department of public donations. However, local officers admit that when they discover a puppy mill with over 100 dogs, they will simply ignore it because they do not have the proper resources to handle it. Towns containing puppy mills are usually highly opposed to them because they do not provide any benefit to the community. Running a puppy mill is a solo, discreet job so they employ very few people. They also often do not even pay licensing fees for the required taxes. Another negative key factor about puppy mills is the ways in which they dispose of waste. The dog feces is often left to fester in these facilities, producing methane as ammonia. It can also seep into the soil, water, and air, where it can cause harm and often transfer deadly infections to humans. Another disturbing discovery found by The Humane Society is the amount of dead dogs being improperly disposed of in violation of environmental laws. There is clear link between canine neglect and economic and environmental impacts. If more efficient laws were put in place, the communities would greatly benefit from it.