Re-Posted By Dawn Kairns, Author of MAGGIE: the dog who changed my life
Original Post "120 Dogs Seized From Unlicensed Tennessee Puppy Mill" by Sharon Seltzer on the Care 2 Blog
More than 120 dogs that were living in horrendous conditions at an unlicensed puppy mill in Tennessee were rescued and taken to the State Fairgrounds by Animal Rescue Corps and the Warren County Sherriff’s Office on March 29.
The case began when Animal Rescue Corps (ARC) received a tip concerning the welfare of the dogs.
Mr. Haisley took time from the exhausting efforts to care for the seized dogs to give a personal account of the rescue mission.
ARC rescuers found Chihuahuas, Pomeranians, Brussels Grissons and other small breeds living outdoors in crowded 2x3 foot rusted rabbit hutches on the property of Wilma Jones.
Newborn puppies and their nursing mothers were found living in the basement of Ms. Jones’ home. The level of ammonia coming from the dogs’ urine was so strong the Hazmat team wouldn’t allow rescuers inside to help the animals until they neutralized the fumes.