MIO, Mich. — Authorities seized 50 dogs from a Michigan unlicensed breeding facility.
On Monday, the dogs were taken from a property in Oscoda County after authorities were alerted of abuse and neglect.
The ASPCA said the dogs were found living in small wire cages and stacked in a filthy basement. Many of them were without food or water and terrified of humans.
“These dogs were living a very sad existence,” said Tim Rickey, vice president of ASPCA Field Investigations and Response. “While the puppies at breeding facilities are sold for profit, their parents are often kept there for years, subjected to incessant breeding and typically lacking routine veterinary care and basic socialization, resulting in a very poor quality of life. Our goal is to remove these dogs, help them become healthy, and find them homes once custody is determined by the court.”
Officials also said the dogs were taken away to receive urgent medical exams and veterinary care.
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