The Indiana Attorney General’s office has broken up an alleged Greene County puppy mill.
A truck carrying more than one hundred dogs pulled into the Pets Alive animal shelter, after confiscating them from Love My Pets, a Greene County business whose owner allegedly owes more than 300-thousand dollars in unpaid sales and income taxes.
The dogs were unloaded by teams of workers and placed in cages where they’ll be nursed back to health before being transferred to other shelters. Deputy Attorney General Andrew Swain says his office conducted a number of undercover purchases and even had one dog die from diseases it had contracted while at the Bloomfield facility.
“They are all off the charts on the diseases these dogs are carrying, so they’ll all be tested for that and eventually they will be, once they are well enough to travel, they will be shipped to other humane societies where they’ll be donated to families,” said Swain.
A team from Sacramento, California-based United Animal Nations mobilized volunteers to assist with relocating the dogs. Emergency Services Manager Janell Mathies says it’s the third time the organization has been called to Indiana this year. Officials say it’ll be several days before any of the animals can be released to the general public.