BOCA RATON – Rescuers from Boca Raton’s no-kill animal shelter, Tri-County Animal Rescue, sprung into action and are now on a twelve hour drive to Tennessee to save some of the 95 dogs found in a raided puppy mill in Humboldt.
Authorities at the Gibson County Sheriff’s Office received a tip about Laura Morris, who was selling puppies from dogs she kept in crowded, filthy, horrible conditions. The premises had all the earmarks of a ‘puppy mill’, a large-scale, commercial dog breeding business that places profit over the health and well-being of the dogs, which were being bred over and over again to produce pups.
Undercover investigation by an officer posing as a potential buyer confirmed that the ‘breeder dogs’ were being kept in tiny cages, neglected, malnourished, ill, full of parasites and infections and with no human interaction. Morris was arrested and the dogs seized in what authorities named “Operation Home for the Holidays”.
Tri-County Animal Rescue, whose motto is “Rescue is what we do” immediately started forming plans to travel and save as many of the dogs as possible. Their facility in Boca Raton is always brimming with wonderful adoptable dogs but they knew they had to help. A team of three left today in a large rescue van and will bring at least 15 of the survivors to Tri-County, where they’ll receive the best food, care and medical attention until they’re ready to be put up for adoption. Most of the rescued dogs are small breeds such as poodles, maltese, and yorkshire terriers.
It will likely be the first kind human touches these dogs have ever felt and some are up to nine years old. They likely have never even walked on grass but they’ll be wrapped in TLC at the shelter by employees and volunteers until they learn to wag again!
YOU CAN HELP! Consider adopting one of these precious dogs when they’re ready, or donate to help fund their transport and medical care. Tri-County Animal Rescue cannot do the work they do without your help since they are a non-profit, private, no-kill facility not funded by the government, but by fundraisers and donations from people just like you.
Click on this link and then on DONATE to help Tri-County help these surviving dogs. Tri-County Animal Rescue is located at 21287 Boca Rio Road, Boca Raton. (561) 482-8110.
Adopt, don’t shop (purchasing dogs creates demand for puppy mills to exist while millions of dogs die in shelters)
Spay/Neuter your pets
Tag/Microchip to prevent loss of your pets
And love your pets for life…..commit to your pets for their lifetime
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