60 animals rescued from Hendry Co. puppy mill

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FORT MYERS, Fla.-  Clewiston Animal Control officers rescued 60 animals from a puppy mill in Montura, Hendry County.

Officials say the animals rescued were a combination of Shih Tzu, Maltipoo, Yorkie, Chihuahua, and Heeler puppies. Among the animals were two nursing mothers and several females that are pregnant.

Animal control officials say when they found the animals, they were shoved into tiny wooden cages and kept outside with little food or water.

The animals were all recently shaved. Officials say that’s because the puppy’s fur was matted, filled with dirt and other bugs.

Caloosa Humane Society took 12 animals and the Gulf Coast Humane Society (GCHS) acquired 47.

“We are happy that we can help with getting these puppies and adults to a better environment and eventually to their forever homes,” said Jennifer Galloway, Executive Director at GCHS.

The owners of the puppy mill will not face criminal charges because they agreed to surrender the animals.

Veterinarians are taking a look at the dogs to make sure they’re healthy. GCHS says the puppies will be ready to adopt by Wednesday.

If you are interested in adopting, GCHS is located at 2010 Arcadia St. in Fort Myers or you can give them a call at 239-332-0364.

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