It’s always heartbreaking to see pups, or any animals at all, being mistreated, and it’s always a relief when they’re rescued.
That’s why I’m happy to say that nearly 130 animals – 105 pups, 20 cats, and three goats – were rescued from a suspected puppy mill in Cabarrus County. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office found many of these animals faced medical issues that had never been treated and were in need of urgent veterinary help. Many were also pregnant.
All pups and kits have been transferred to an emergency animal shelter temporarily. There, they are receiving help and care from volunteers and responders from Red Rover and medical supplies from Banfield. They will soon be examined by a team of veterinarians.
Lt. David Taylor released a written statement on Monday regarding this issue, in which he said, “Animal cruelty comes with serious consequence. Our number one priority is the protection and safety of the animals, including their environment. In Cabarrus County we’re investigating claims and prosecuting to the fullest extent of the law. However, the investigation is just the beginning of the story. We are fortunate to have the support of The HSUS as we move forward with the response.”
What led to this rescue? An anonymous complaint was lodged regarding the property. Do you know anything about this? The HSUS is offering up to $5,000 as a reward for those who can provide legitimate information that will help them find, arrest, and convict the operator of this puppy mill. Please call 1-877-MILL-TIP with valid tips if you have any.
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