The Dallas Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has recently seized a clandestine facility designed to breed and sell puppies. According to the authorities, over 60 malnourished puppies and dogs were recovered from the puppy mill. The owner has been apprehended and will face criminal charges.
Dallas SPCA Agents Said That Puppies and Mother Were Kept in Filthy Conditions
On the 15th of March, a Dallas SPCA spokesperson declared that the agents managed to bring down an illegal puppy mill, set up in a small Canton house.
According to the SPCA spokesperson, the authorities have been on the case since the 1st of March following a complaint filed by an individual who declared that tens of puppies and breeding dogs were kept in inappropriate condition near Dallas.
Following the complaint, the law enforcement officials assisted by the Dallas SPCA agents went to the indicated location and managed to gain access to the building. They were greeted by a scene that they will not forget anytime soon.
One of the SPCA agents who handled the case recalled a very small room with no electricity, heat, and access to food or water. The floor was entirely covered by urine and feces. Inside the house, there were tens of dogs wandering around, all of them soaked in feces, urine, and blood.
In another area of the house, the SPCA agents found young mothers and week-old puppies locked inside wire cages or closets. Upon entering the kitchen, the authorities also discovered 11 dead puppies and their mother sealed in plastic bags and kept in the fridge.
Following the police actions, the SPCA managed to rescue approximately 60 puppies. All of them had long nails, parasites, and some of them had bald fur patches.
The owner of the puppy mill was later apprehended and charged with aggravated animal cruelty.
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