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Hundreds Of Dogs Found In Puppy Mill

February 23rd, 2005, 08:44 AM
NEAR CLEVELAND, Texas -- Hundreds of dogs in deplorable conditions were rescued from a puppy mill Tuesday, officials told Local 2.

Owner Confronted About Dogs' Conditions

The Houston Humane Society went to the Tyler County residence with several trucks, trailers and nearly a dozen volunteers.

Officials said the place was a puppy mill with nearly 200 animals. The dogs were bred so their puppies could be shipped and sold in pet stores, according to authorities.

"This has to be the worst conditions I have ever seen. I mean, these dogs are living in squalor. The fecal matter is piled up in their kennels," said Sgt. Mark Timmers, with the Houston Humane Society.

Veterinarians with the Humane Society said the dogs were traumatized from being caged up for so long. The animals received immediate medical attention.

The owner would not speak when confronted by Local 2.

"What's your name?" Local 2's Cynthia Hunt asked.

"None of your business," the woman said. "No filming. Go."

Officials said the puppy mill has been in business for more than 10 years. Records showed the owner has sold to pet stores all over Texas.

A husband and wife lived at the residence with their 14-year-old daughter. Due to the conditions at the home, Child Protective Services was called to investigate and the girl may be removed from the home.

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February 23rd, 2005, 08:46 AM
What more needs to be said for anyone that buys puppys at stores in the malls and such,that is just sickkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

February 23rd, 2005, 08:52 AM
Good hopefully they will lose the right to own animals ever again and maybe the kid would be better off to without these losers for parents. Certainly aren't role models are they? SCUM

February 23rd, 2005, 09:25 AM
10 years they have been doing it,all those poor animals that suffered that long,uhhh i would shooot them

February 23rd, 2005, 11:00 AM
A nice cozy jail cell is way to good for sick people like that, let them spend a few years in there own kennels.

February 23rd, 2005, 11:18 AM
A nice cozy jail cell is way to good for sick people like that, let them spend a few years in there own kennels.

Hear hear
They should sit in their own feces for 10 years.
Dirt balls!