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Nearly 100 Dogs, Cats And Puppies Rescued From Possible Puppy Mill

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LIVINGSTON COUNTY, MI (WLNS) - Nearly 100 dogs, cats and puppies are recovering after being saved from a home near Fowlerville.

That's after animal control officials found what they described as a "puppy mill" going on. 6 News Savana Ciavatta spoke to animal rescuers about the situation and about what happens next.

Hair so long the pups can't see and squeezed in little cages, the Humane Society of the United States says the scene was "disturbing.”

“The way they were being kept in very filthy conditions in kennels with feces and urine in soaked newspapers and on a cold floor,” said Jill Fritz, Michigan Director, Humane Society of the United States.

Livingston County Animal Control had their eye on the home on Suntar Valley Street and raided it Wednesday morning.

“Dogs were kept in different facilities such as wire cages, or in kennels and even in horse stalls,” said Fritz.

Nearly 100 pups were taken from the home. Humane Society officials said many had matted fur and were suffering from medical conditions, including dental and eye problems.

“That was really sad to see,” said Jill.

There is no law against large-scale commercial breeding operations, but there is legislation in the Michigan Senate right now to create regulations.

For now the puppies remain at a temporary facility until they are healthy again.

The Humane Society is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of animal cruelty through puppy mill operations. 6 News is withholding the name of the person believed to be "involved" in the case until she is arraigned.
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