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August 11, 2009

Puppy Mill Rescue in Texas

More than 500 dogs and approximately 15 cats rescued from deplorable conditions

Slideshow images by Kathy Milani/The HSUS

 
Rescue workers and volunteers care for animals at an emergency shelter set up after more than 500 dogs and approximately 15 cats were rescued from deplorable conditions at a puppy mill in Kaufman County, Texas.

"This day marks a new beginning for these animals, who are suffering from a variety of serious health conditions and have been kept in constant confinement their entire lives producing puppies for the profit of the mill owner," said Scotlund Haisley, senior director of Emergency Services at The HSUS.

After arriving at the shelter, the dogs and cats were checked by a team of veterinarians and given immediate medical care. The Kaufman County Sheriff’s Department provided 24-hour security at the emergency shelter to ensure the safety of the rescued animals.

This rescue operation is made possible in part from funding provided to The HSUS by the Kenneth and Lillian Wilde Foundation, who created the Wilde Puppy Mill Task Force to rescue animals from abusive puppy mills.  

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