In Arkansas a puppy mill was shut down, so the ASPCA has stepped in and is providing veterinary care, diagnosing, treatment and playtime for all the
refugees puppy dogs.
Many of dogs were neglected and had skin problems, fleas and other medical conditions. Several dogs were even found dead so a forensics team will be performing necropsies.
The medical director of the ASPCA's Field Investigations and Response team, said:
"One of our concerns was the spread of deadly diseases, and we were able to complete forensic examinations and provide vaccinations to all dogs seized from the property.
The forensic examinations are being processed and will be submitted to the Garland County Sheriff’s Office to support their investigation.
We will continue to monitor the conditions of these animals and provide supportive medical treatments and environmental enrichment while they are being housed at our emergency shelter."
Pam Thomas, the owner of the puppy mill has been charged with three counts of felony animal cruelty and more charges may come. The sheriff's office said:
"Any additional charges against Ms. Thomas will be determined based on the medical conditions reported by the ASPCA. The Garland County Sheriff’s Office appreciates the outpour of support from the community, and hopes these animals can move on to a better place soon."
The ASPCA will be conducting evaluations of the personality and temperament of all the animals before putting them up for adoption.
Way to go ASPCA! Let's find those doggies some forever homes!
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