Durham Society Rescues Animals From Puppy Mill
The Animal Protection Society of Durham assisted in rescuing animals from a puppy mill in Hillsville, Va., that owned more than 1,000 animals.Posted — Updated
The Humane Society of the United States uncovered the puppy mill after a 5-month-long investigation. HSUS selected the APS, along with other shelters along the East Coast, to help rescue the animals.
APS members drove up to Huntsville on Thursday and took home 30 dogs and puppies. At the Durham shelter, the dogs were medically evaluated and bathed.
In puppy mills, animals are kept in often deplorable conditions for commercial breeding purposes.