When rescuers walked in, they couldn’t believe their eyes. It was a building without windows and it was lined with wire cage after wire cage. All of the cages were filled with filthy, scared animals. It was a puppy mill.
The smell of feces and urine was absolutely unbearable as the rescuers entered the building. It was enough to make them want to get sick. It was heartbreaking to think that this was all these animals had ever known.
The cages were filled with Maltipoos, Yorkies, Shih Tzus, Pomeranians, and other designer breeds. These puppies were going to fetch a price of around $700-$1,200 — the smaller the dog, the more money the breeders could make.
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Texas and the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office ended up rescuing 93 adult dogs, 22 puppies, and 2 cats from the puppy mill property. The owner of these animals surrendered all of them to the SPCA of Texas.
Now, the animals were headed to Dallas to receive the medical attention that they so badly needed. “We are starting to get to know their personalities. Some are more outgoing, others are still shy and warming up to people,” spokesperson Victoria Albrecht told TODAY in an email.
Continue to the next page to see where all of these beautiful dogs are today. We’re so thankful for these rescuers busting the puppy mill. This horrific practice needs to stop!