Dogs looking for homes after puppy mill rescue

Friday, June 8, 2012 - 8:24am

Several East Texas dogs are still looking for good homes after a puppy mill bust last week in Marshall. Kay Hill with the Harrison County Humane Society says about 65 dogs were recovered off the property on Driskell Bridge Road. A woman who lived there had reportedly been running a breeding operation for several years. According to neighbors, she had recently moved and left the dogs with a caregiver. However, when Humane Society officials were allowed to check on the animals, they found them in terrible shape.

"There was lots of feces, there was roach mess, there was a lot of rat mess," said Kay Hill. Volunteers gathered up dozens of dogs with the help of the Humane Society of North Texas out of Fort Worth. Many of the animals are now in foster homes around East Texas.

The breeder has not been identified, but law enforcement officials say she could face criminal charges.

If you're interested in adopting one of the rescued dogs or any other pets from the Harrison County Humane Society, visit the website.  The shelter is also looking for donations, including monetary contributions or other items including dog food, cleaning supplies and paper towels.

You can reach them by phone at 903-938-7297 or drop by 1901 Jefferson Avenue in Marshall.

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