Calvert Humane rescues 49 animals from puppy mill

By: Sarah Fleishmann, Staff Writer

SoMd News

July 9, 2014

The Humane Society of Calvert County welcomed 49 new furry — and feathered — friends at its shelter this week after 132 dogs and four birds were rescued from a Virginia puppy mill last week.

New: Authorities Raid Puppy Mill

Posted: July 3, 2014


Daily News-Record

Authorities seized more than 100 dogs from a puppy mill in Page County this morning, according to a press release.

The raid, dubbed Operation Liberty Dogs, was conducted by the Washington, D.C.-based Animal Rescue Corps and the Page County Sheriff’s Office.

About 120 dogs and four parrots were found living in “extremely neglectful conditions” at a breeding facility in Page County on Mills Creek Crossroads, according to ARC.

35 dogs rescued from Butts Co. puppy mill


July 3, 2014

“I have never seen animals in this bad of shape, I have never seen this many that were so neglected,” said Jama Hedgecoth with Noah’s Ark.

The animals were discovered after Sheriff’s deputies went to a home on an unrelated call. When they arrived they found the neglected dogs in cages.

Animal control took over and charged Marianna Lord and Todd Porterfield with multiple charges of animal cruelty and failure to immunize.

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