The HSUS (Humane Society of United States) joined hands with SPCA of Wake County and the Jones County Sheriff’s Office in a life saving mission to rescue 80 puppies from North Carolina Puppy mill. The Sheriff office of the Jones County issued a search and seizure warrant on the property, as they found the puppies were kept in unhygienic environment and lacked the necessary veterinary care and socialization. The owners gave all the puppies to the Jones County Sheriff's Office.
The HSUS’ North Carolina state director, Kim Alboum said that the rescue operation is the seventh puppy mill release in the last ten months. He said the cruel business will persist unless the neccessary legislation is passed by the lawmakers to control the extensive commercial breeder.
The Local law enforcement got very much apprehensive about this facility, when a customer visited the proper to purchase a dog, criticized the poor circumstances, in which the animals were kept. Whilst the responder visited the property, they found Chihuahuas, dachshunds, French bulldogs, and Pomerania kept in jam-packed, tiny wire enclosures filled with their own wastes. Many of the puppies were found to be matted, appeared to be half-starved and were suffering from different kinds of medical problems. The owner gave advertisements in local newspaper and sold the dogs to unsuspicious customers.
The SPCA of Wake County & the HSUS animal rescue team saved the animals and brought them to SPCA's shelter. The HSUS offered assistance in animal handling and evidence gathering process. The animal were completely examined and treated by a group of veterinarians.