Over 100 dogs removed from deplorable conditions – living in filth and darkness



Over 100 dogs have been rescued from deplorable conditions at a suspected puppy mill operation in Rhea County, Tennessee. On Tuesday, the Rhea County Animal Shelter posted photos which show the horrific conditions the dogs had been living in and wrote:

As we speak our Animal Control Officers are removing 100+ Yorkies, Chihuahuas and other designer breed small dogs from the worst puppy mill situation we have ever seen. These poor animals have known nothing but living in their own filth and darkness.

The rescued dogs’ needs

According to the animal shelter, the extreme conditions at the breeding operation has resulted in all of the dogs needing medical care. Donations are being accepted on the dogs’ behalf:

Call: 423-775-2029
Mail checks, payable to ASA of Rhea to:
9118 Back Valley Road Evensville Tn 37332

A call for help

The animal shelter wrote:

RESCUES we need help placing these animals. We are having to set up emergency kennels and are in dire need of volunteers to help process these animals

No personal details about the owner/operator of the suspected puppy mill operation are being released at this time. All images via the Rhea County Animal Shelter Facebook page.




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