92 Dumped Dogs Puppy Mill Suspected
Police in Flower Mound in Denton County Texas found 51 Maltese mixed-breed dogs late Monday night along a country road. Then, late Tuesday night, 41 dogs mostly Cavalier King Charles Spaniels were found along a rural road near Sanger. The Humane Society of North Texas believes both cases of dumped dogs are related. Most likely the operator(s) of a puppy mill who no longer want to breed the animals under a strict new state law. And so they are getting out of the business as quickly as they can by dumping the dogs and running.
View more videos at: http://nbcdfw.com.
The dogs rescued in Flower Mound are being housed in the city’s animal shelter. All of the animals are filthy and most likely lived under horrible conditions never setting their paws on the ground living in cages in their own filth. All 92 dumped Dogs will be bathed and checked over by a veterinarian and then adopted out as soon as their mandatory stray hold is up. Authorities feel that no one will come forward and claim the dogs and they will not be held for any sort of investigation their condition has been and will continue to be recorded and those records will be used if and when the culprit is found.
Those that are healthy and temperamentally sound will be available for adoption this Sunday, October 7th. Anyone interested in adopting one or more of the dogs can contact the Humane Society of North Texas in Fort Worth for the Cavalier King Charles Spaniels at 817-332-HSNT or the city animal shelter in Flower Mound for the Maltese and Maltese Mixes at 972-874-6390.
The Humane Society is offering a $500 reward for anyone who has information that could lead investigators to who is responsible for abandoning the animals. If you have a tip, you’re asked to call the Denton County Sheriff’s Department at 940-349-1601.