This week news that MD may ban puppy sales of dogs less than 9 months old. A proposed bill in the Senate would ban the sale of puppies under the age of nine months at Maryland pet stores as a way to combat puppy mills. According to the National Humane Society, a majority of puppies sold through pet shops in Maryland come from puppy mills. The legislation is designed to dry up that demand. In another story students from Pittsburg State University are preparing to take on a project that will not only enhance their construction skills, but also give back to the local pet community. The project, “Habitat For Hounds,” is now in its second year and results in the construction of dog houses for dogs from the Southeast Kansas.