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More than 50 dogs rescued from suspected puppy mill

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German shepherds, dachshunds and yorkies were all surrendered by their owner. (Source: HSUS) German shepherds, dachshunds and yorkies were all surrendered by their owner. (Source: HSUS)
German shepherds, dachshunds and yorkies were all surrendered by their owner. (Source: HSUS) German shepherds, dachshunds and yorkies were all surrendered by their owner. (Source: HSUS)
German shepherds, dachshunds and yorkies were all surrendered by their owner. (Source: HSUS) German shepherds, dachshunds and yorkies were all surrendered by their owner. (Source: HSUS)

DUPLIN COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Several agencies assisted in the rescue of over 50 dogs from a suspected puppy mill in Duplin County Friday.

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Duplin County Animal Shelter, Pet Friends of Duplin County and the SPCA of Wake County teamed up to save the dogs from filthy living conditions. HSUS officials said large and small breeds of dogs and puppies were found living in their own feces.

"These dogs were forced to live in filth, with no adequate shelter, for who knows how long," Kim Albourn, Director of the NC HSUS said.

German shepherds, dachshunds and yorkies were all surrendered by their owner.

The groups have safely transported the dogs to the Duplin County Animal Shelter and the SPCA of Wake County where they will be thoroughly examined by teams of veterinarians and receive any necessary immediate medical treatment.

The HSUS has established a reward program to offer up to $5,000 to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of a puppy mill operator for animal cruelty. Persons wishing to report a valid tip are encouraged to call 1-877-MILL-TIP and will remain anonymous.

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