Dogs rescued from alleged puppy mill

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- More than four dozen puppies now are under the care of Lawrence County's Animal Welfare, after a rescue operation at a breeder.

The sheriff considers the operation a puppy mill.

But the owner faces no charges because she is cooperating with the investigation.

Many of the puppies have matted coats.

At least one can't move its hind legs.

Animal welfare got involved after a pet owner realized his puppy suffered health problems.


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  • by Tonya Location: Knoxville on Feb 22, 2010 at 06:39 AM
    Give me 5 minutes w taht breeder. If he /she isn't remorseful, they will be.
  • by Whit Location: Knoxville on Feb 22, 2010 at 06:29 AM
    That's b.s. the lady needs to be punished. Anyone who can treat animals like that deserves to be taken out back and shot it the face!

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