Horrible conditions were discovered by authorities this week at a Canton, Texas, property – according to the SPCA of Texas, filthy living conditions, as well as a dead dog and nearly a dozen puppies, were found during a seizure at an alleged puppy mill. One dog, and 11 puppies, had been wrapped in plastic and were in a freezer at the property where the alleged puppy mill was operating; dozens of “cruelly treated dogs” were also found.
In a release, the animal welfare agency stated that the dogs and puppies were found living in feces-filled wire crates, with no access to food or water. Several nursing mothers, with litters of puppies, were discovered in small, plastic and wire crates, stowed away in a closet. Other dogs were found roaming the feces and urine-filled home.
The SPCA of Texas stated that the owner of the dogs acknowledged that the dogs at the property were being bred and sold for profit:
“The animal owner let investigators know that they were selling the dogs for profit.”
The shelter took custody of the seized dogs and transported them to the Russell E. Dealey Animal Rescue Center in Dallas – the dogs will be examined by veterinary staff and cared for until a custody hearing takes place. Donations for the ongoing care of the seized dogs and puppies can be made at this link to the animal shelter.
(Images via SPCA of Texas Facebook page)
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