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700 Dogs Rescued from Puppy Mill in Georgia, Operator Arrested

by | March 10, 2019

Seven hundred dogs rescued from puppy mill in Georgia (Valdosta)! The dogs were kept in tiny cages, and many of them have never been walked or held before. Animal shelters from around the area were called in to help with rescue efforts.

700 Dogs Rescued from Puppy Mill in Georgia, Operator Arrested
Photo Credit/Atlanta Humane Society/Facebook
700 Dogs Rescued from Puppy Mill in Georgia, Operator Arrested

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700 Dogs Rescued from Puppy Mill in Georgia, Operator Arrested

Releash Atlanta, who is caring for eight of the animals said it was an extreme hoarding puppy mill case — adding that the puppies flinch at the feeling of grass under their feet. Tim Hill, a transport conductor with the Humane Society, said that the dogs appeared to have at least been fed and watered and that the owner, Craig Gray, 58, had asked for help from the State Department of Agriculture.

Gray, who is originally from Nashville, is facing charges of animal cruelty and obstruction according to a statement made by the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday. The Georgia Department of Agriculture had inspected his facility last week when Gray voluntarily surrendered six hundred and thirty dogs. According to police Gray brought puppies back onto the property. Eighty-five more dogs were rescued on Thursday after a search warrant was executed.

Gray sold miniature breeds such as teacup Yorkies and toy poodles for around $600 per dog, from his licensed pet-breeding company, Georgia Puppies.

The Atlanta Humane Society said in a statement released on Facebook that the animals had been living in tiny cages that were stacked on top of each other, for their whole lives. The dogs are matted and covered in feces and had never been walked. Gray had previously been on the Humane Society’s ‘Horrible Hundred 2018’ list of problem puppy mills and sellers in the US.

The dogs are currently at shelters and will be available for adoption once they are fully rehabilitated.

Please adopt, don’t shop. If more people would adopt their animals from a shelter scumbags like this would no longer be in business. We certainly don’t want to hear news like the dogs rescued from puppy mill in Georgia.


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