An anonymous source pushed the Royal Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), the equivalent to the ASPCA in the United States, to look into a puppy breeder located in Yerrinbool, New South Wales, Australia, reportsThe Daily Mail.
The 31 animals saved from this nightmare all had severe health problems. Their ears were infected, and for some, full of pus. Their eyes were surrounded by green, painful crust. Their nails and paws hadn't been cut in an extremely long time. The animal's fur was also covered in urine and excrement.
Source : RSPCA
The dogs were living in deplorable condition. Photos published by the RSPCA show floors covered in dirt and debris. Jean Sprague, inspector for the case,explained:
The stench inside the home was nauseating and the extreme squalor and filth was really horrendous. Breathing was difficult and our eyes immediately started to water and sting with the strong fumes of ammonia. All windows were shut and the floor was covered in feces and urine.
The breeder, Joanne McIntyre, 58, was convicted of animal cruelty and neglect. She will be forced to pay the equivalent of over $24,000 in fines and won't be allowed to own an animal for five years.
You can read up more about animal cruelty laws in the United States and in Canada here.
H/t: The Daily Mail
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