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Humane Society takes in animals from suspected puppy mill

GULFPORT — The Humane Society of South Mississippi is providing shelter in Gulfport to more than 100 dogs rescued from suspected puppy mills in Alcorn County.

HSSM spokeswoman Krystyna Schmitt says the rescued dogs were brought to Gulfport on last night.

Authorities say more than 170 animals were removed from two locations in Alcorn County and taken to a number of shelters around Mississippi for treatment.

Humane Society of the United States spokeswoman Kaitlin Sanderson says in addition to 123 dogs and puppies, the rescuers found cats, horses, ducks, chickens, roosters, bunnies, goats, a donkey and a miniature pig on one of the properties. They also found two dead dogs.

Sanderson says no charges have been filed against the two owners and evidence collected yesterday will determine a future course of action.


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