Well they busted another puppy mill. we get lots of foster brothers and sisters from puppy mill busts, but it is so sad. there is only one cavalier in this puppy mill, thankfully, but I bet he’s in sad shape. You can learn more about it at this link.
here is some of the story
One by one, workers with the Humane Society of the United States carried sick and malnourished dogs to safety inside an undisclosed location. They are some of the 550 to 600 animals being confiscated from Klassie Kennel in Kaufman County. It’s what investigators call a large-scale puppy mill. They say they were pulled from among the worst conditions they’ve seen.
The Humane Society’s Senior Director of Emergency Services Scotlund Haisley said, “these breeding mothers live their entire lives in these cages. Their job is to produce puppies. They are not considered pets. These are factory production machines, so their life is in a cage just to produce litter after litter after litter. We saw mothers in their teens. These mothers are so tired and so worn out. Many of these mothers are emaciated having to produce all of this milk for these puppies.”
Investigators says the animals are mostly dogs and about a dozen cats. They say they were kept in five buildings on a few acres. There were several dogs to a cage found covered in feces and urine. Investigators say all of them had medical conditions, some serious. Most were malnourished.
“We’ve got some newborn animals that aren’t doing too well,” Haisley said.
The Kaufman County sheriff’s department served a search warrant at Klassie Kennel on FM 90 about 11 a.m. today. It was the result of information given to them by the Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake. Kaufman County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson Pat Laney said, “it is my understanding someone approached them for food for their dogs, because they couldn’t care for them and then the investigation unfolded after that.”
The sheriff’s department says the owners could face Class A misdemeanor charges of animal cruelty. It carries an up to $4,000 fine and/or a year in jail. The owners have not been arrested.
“Our investigations did talk with them and they are cooperating,” Laney said.