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Durham Society Rescues Animals From Puppy Mill

Posted November 9, 2007 1:28 a.m. EST
Updated November 9, 2007 8:59 a.m. EST

The Animal Protection Society of Durham assisted in rescuing animals from a puppy mill in Hillsville, Va., that owned more than 1,000 animals.

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.

APS is asking those interested in adopting the dogs to check out their pictures online and submit applications by email or fax. The animals will be on public display next week.

In puppy mills, animals are kept in often deplorable conditions for commercial breeding purposes.