48 Starving Labradors Have Just Been Rescued From A Sickening Puppy Mill

25/4/2016

Last Friday, theAmerican Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) rescued 48 Labrador Retrievers from a disgusting puppy mill operation in Wisconsin, US.Sadly, several deceased dogs were also discovered on site.

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A local citizen witnessed the appalling conditions that the animals were exposed to and immediately notified the authorities.Luckily, they managed to find and arrest the owner in charge of the backyard breeding programme. He is now facing multiple charges of animal cruelty, including not providing proper food to confined animals and improper animal sheltering.

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According to the ASPCA, the dogs and puppies were found living in unimaginable conditions, packed into tiny, filthy crates with no access to food or water."What we saw here is no way for a dog to live," stated Kathryn Destreza, director of investigations for ASPCA Field Investigations and Response in a press release.

The puppies at breeding facilities are sold for profit, but many people don’t realize that their parents are often kept there for years, subjected to incessant breeding and usually lacking basic care and socialization, resulting in a very poor quality of life.
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The dogs and puppies are currently receiving emergency medical care at theAnimal Humane Society in Golden Valley, Minnesota.

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The worst is definitely over for these poor dogs thanks to the amazing work of the ASPCA, Pierce County Sheriff's Office and the Animal Humane Society.

But this is already the ASPCA's third large-scale rescue operation in April alone, so please help these dogs by donating to the association here.

H/t & Featured image: @ASPCA