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.