I live in NC and here is what I found. These people are always running ads in my local paper. I am so happy they were shut down. The pictures are so sad. This website is a good one for tracking people and breeder who have ever been involved with anykind of animal cruelity. http://www.pet-abuse.com/cases/2261/NC/US/1
Well, the article would have been better if there was accurate breeds (what's an english bull mastiff and an english boxer??!), but I sure hope they get this woman permanently. I suspect that she is going to flee prosecution the way good ol' Sandra Crocker has.
Sorry for the delay, the pictures got deleted when she went to put them into a ZIP file off her camera to email them to the office. Trust me, I wasn't happy. She is typing up her experience right now and i'll post it in a few.
Here is her experience from the bust: I’m writing about this awful experience to inform, educate and hopefully help stop this madness. I have never in my life seen such abuse and neglect towards animals and their environment. As we stepped out of our vehicles that lined the road to her house, you could instantly smell a sicken smell. After getting the “go ahead” for the Sheriff we entered the yard. My heart dropped to the ground and I was in shock. There were so many pins and kennels, all filled with Mastiffs, Bullmastiffs, Boxers, Rottweiler Mixes, American Bulldogs, an English Bulldog, a Great Dane and a Horse. No one had any food and what water that some pins had was very muddy and green. Most of the Dogs were lying in the corners of the pins so they did not have to lie in their own feces. All of the Dogs were emaciated, some to the point of death. They also found carcasses all around the property and in a burn pit beside the kennels. I just could not bring myself to walk towards the burn pit; the smell was too much for me as it was. I didn’t go into the home, but they did bring out a small breed dog, cats, lizards, bird and a snake. These animals were suffering deeply. I’m grateful that I helped to evacuate these animals from such an awful home. They were all so happy to leave, the looks on the Dogs faces was… “Where have you been? We’ve been waiting for you all our lives!” Every Dog that left the premises was placed in a forever home or a rescue. And all received immediate vet care. We have to stop things like this from happening. If people would not buy puppies from these puppy mills, it would put them out of business if no one is buying. More people need to research, questioned the breeder, visit the location or ask for pictures of the parents and puppies before buying from anyone. But here’s the thing, someone is still going to purchase puppies from these types of places because they think they are getting a purebred puppy at a great price. As we know, this isn’t the case. Almost all of the Dogs had multiple birth defects. This experience is forever in my mind and heart. I now plan to help with any Puppy Mill bust that I can until there are none. Please remember most all rescues take donations…They need all the help they can get! Megan Gray TerrificPets.com
I would like to cut and paste a comment from another thread. Let's see if this sounds as reasonable after your post: "Honestly, I don't think enough people will stop buying pets from pet stores to put a dent in puppy mills, and those puppies need homes too. So by boycotting pet stores, you are just hurting the animals. Does it really matter as long as you give them a good loving home? " Yes. It definately matters.
I only wish rescues were warned in advance on all busts like they were on this one, because then they'd have a chance to rally dog lovers to try and help with all mill closures like they could with this one. That is so sad that the dogs were in that condition, yet so good that they are all on their way to being rehabilitated and finding forever homes. Thank you for posting, Admin and Megan.