More than 240 neglected dogs living in horrible conditions were taken from a puppy mill and were taken to safety.
Authorities were tipped off by a man who went to the Texas property to buy a camper trailer, but instead he saw hundreds of dogs that were underfed and malnourished. Seeing the conditions, he was prompted to bring back food for the dogs.
When the SPCA of Texas came to the scene, they saw hundreds of dogs in cages and kennels all over the property. Some were dead already and some were in need of desperate medical attention.
One worker said that this was one of the worst she had ever seen. She said there was feces and trash everywhere, and the dogs were living in horrid conditions.
Authorities found Yorkshire Terriers, Pomeranians, Boston Terriers, and other small breeds of dog that were locked up and used for breeding.
Upshur County Sheriff Anthony Betterton said: “The way it seems to me is that the individuals that owned this property and was taking care of these dogs were looking out for greed, money, and whatever they could make off of these animals. That’s just totally embarrassing. It’s uncalled for and it’s inhumane.”
The SPCA has seized all of the dogs off the property and will give them the attention and care they need and deserve.