On July 13, the Humane Society of the United States – along with assistance from a number of other animal groups — rescued more than 100 dogs from a Carriere, Miss., puppy mill.
The video below takes you inside the puppy mill and the horrific and inhumane conditions in which these animals were forced to live. It ends with the news of the puppies’ rescue and recovery.
Local residents contacted authorities regarding concerns they had about Sea Breeze Kennels, which had been advertising puppies for sale on the Internet and via classified ads. Sadly, Mississippi laws concerning puppy mill and breeder regulations are among some of the weakest in the US.
Rescue workers moved the dogs to a temporary shelter where they were — for the first time in many of their lives — introduced to fresh air and water and a clean place to sleep. The animals will continue to be cared for by the HSUS and the Humane Society of South Mississippi until they can be moved to shelters and evaluated for adoption.
Warning: Some footage may be difficult to watch.
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Photo Credit: Michelle Riley/The HSUS