In Senatobia, Mississippi, more than 202 animals were rescued this week from an alleged puppy mill. According to the rescue organization, Animal Rescue Corps, (ARC) who assisted in “Operation Dog Days of Summer,” 153 dogs, litters of puppies and pregnant dogs, a donkey, 13 cats and kittens, 50 chickens, two turkeys, three parrots and seven rabbits, were found living in deplorable conditions.
“They were found without adequate food, water, or shelter. Some of the animals were emaciated and in critical condition and had to be rushed to a near-by clinic. The remains of several animals were also found around the property,” stated the organization on their Facebook page. “These animals aren’t living on this property. These animals are dying on this property.”
ARC President,Scotlund Haisley stated the owner of the animals had been selling them for profit and could not imagine anyone coming to the location and accepting the conditions as fine. The animals were all covered in filth and suffered from infestations of fleas, ticks and worms. Many suffered from alopecia, anemia and malnutrition. The most serious cases were rushed to emergency veterinarian services. All of the cats suffered from eye and upper respiratory infections. Some were found dead on the property. A description of the property described the floor where the animals had been kept “had six inches of dog feces, were crawling with maggots and littered with broken glass.”
These animals have endured extreme suffering for a very, very long time,” said Haisley. “These animals didn’t have a minute to spare. They were not surviving here, they were dying here. But all of that ends today and we won’t leave this place without taking every animal with us to our emergency shelter.”
“There should have been some sort of intervention by her friends or family, but unfortunately this didn’t happen.”