More than two dozen dogs and other animals were seized from a property in North Texas after they were found with afflictions including intestinal parasites, untreated wounds, malnourishment and dehydration.
Over the past week, 80 puppies have been dumped in Denton County, and the Humane Society of North Texas (HSNT) is offering a reward for information about whoever is doing it.
The Humane Society doesn’t normally encourage holiday pet adoptions without careful consideration but feels it has no choice after many animals were received Friday.
Puppy mills are places where hundreds of breeding dogs are caged for their entire lives and forced to live in crowded and filthy conditions.
Approximately 50 dogs have been rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Kaufman County. Workers with the Animal Rescue Corps (ARC) say the dogs were found living in “deplorable conditions”.
A pet store in Austin was forced to close it’s doors, because of protests against puppy mills and Dallas stores could be next.