Garza County Sheriff’s Department Shuts Down Feces-Ridden Puppy Mill
The Garza County Sheriff's department received an anonymous call that led to a puppy mill bust in Post, Texas.
KAMC News reports 60 dogs were rescued, with the majority of them being Yorkie puppies. Fifty one Yorkshire Terriers and nine mixed breed dogs, along with four cats and a bird, were all found living in unimaginable conditions. Some of the animals had tumors or were blind.
"I saw feces and urine all over the floor. The dogs that came to me were sliding across the floor," said Garza County Sheriff Terry Morgan.
So far, six dogs have died since being removed.
Texas does not have a law about puppy mills, but federal law say it has to be a commercial operation, Morgan explained.
Since this was a privately-owned operation, the owner has until July 30th to appeal. If she does not, then all of the pets will be turned to Post Animal Refuge Center. All animals are currently in the custody of both the city of Post and Garza County.
The owner was not at home during the bust, so no arrest has been made. Officers are pursing animal cruelty charges against the owner. If she is charged, she can receive up to one year in jail and a $4,000 fine.
Once all of the dogs are healthy, the Refuge Center said they will be up for adoption.
You can watch Everything Lubbock's report about the puppy mill bust below.