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Dogs rescued from alleged puppy mill in North Carolina

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The Humane Society of Charlotte and the Alexander County Animal Shelter rescued 17 dogs and one exotic bird on Friday from a suspected puppy mill in Alexander County according to a press release from the Humane Society of Charlotte.

Chihuahuas, dachshunds, a poodle mix, and a border collie have been transported to the Toomey Ave. location where they will be evaluated and treated as needed. All of the dogs will be placed in foster homes until they are ready to be adopted.

The organization is accepting monetary donations and supplies to help. The following supplies are needed:

Gently used towels, puppy pads, canned dog,food, Esbila puppy
formula (for nursing mother dogs) and Ziploc gallon sized freezer bags (for food storage).

Follow the progress of the rescued dogs on the organization's Facebook page by clicking here.

Donations can be dropped off at the facility located at 2700 Toomey Ave. in Charlotte. (704)-377-0534.

Puppy mills have become very prevalent in North Carolina. The overwhelming majority of dogs sold in United States pet stores come from puppy mills.

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