55 dogs seized in raid on puppy mill

Wow !! That headline got my attention today when I read the news.

Friday, August 22, 2008 9:14 PM CDT
55 dogs seized in raid on puppy mill
Cages stacked three high at Arthur operation

By KENNETH LOWE, Staff Writer

ARTHUR — In the corner of one pen at the Macon County Animal Control and Care Center, at least half a dozen tiny puppies huddled fearfully together in a pile, as far away from the door as possible.

Shelter manager Teresa Weybright pointed out the puppies, saying it is likely they cower because they’ve never been touched by humans. They have instead lived their short lives in wire cages stacked three high, and barely large enough for a full-size canine to move or stand.

At least two dogs were found dead in the cages.

They are a fraction of 55 dogs seized from an alleged puppy mill in rural Arthur early Friday morning after a week-long investigation carried out by Weybright and other members of Macon and Douglas county animal control agencies and the Humane Society of the United States.

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