An Arkansas woman, suspected of running a puppy mill operation, has been arrested and is facing charges after deplorable conditions were discovered at her property near Lincoln. According to KFSM News, more than 60 dogs were seized from 62-year-old Debbie Cain’s property on Wednesday.
Horrible conditions at suspected puppy mill operation
Conditions as the alleged puppy mill operation were horrible. In fact, an officer who was helping with the situation called the scene “ungodly.” Carmen Nelson, Animal League of Washington County Director, is quoted in KFOR News. She described the pitiful condition of the dogs who were living at the property:
“We have witnessed a few, some do have cataract. They’ve obviously been bred to death, some of them are very old, skin issues, large mats on their body where their hair not ever being trimmed and sitting in their urine and feces.”
The operator of the suspected breeding operation is facing multiple charges, including eight counts of felony animal cruelty charges and 62 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty charges. All of the animals were removed and are receiving veterinary care. They will be held as evidence until Cain goes to court.
Puppy Mill horrors
Operators of puppy mills are notorious for treating dogs in their care with small regard. Dogs are typically kept in small, filthy cages, and bred until their bodies are no longer capable of producing litters. Puppy mill operators consider their dogs to be a means to an end – with the end being profit.
(Screenshot of property via KFOR News)
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