DUPLIN COUNTY, N.C. – More than 40 dogs were taken after authorities raided a suspected puppy mill in Duplin County, about an hour southeast of Raleigh.
Officials said the dogs ranged from Yorkies to German shepherds and many were in bad shape, one even had a broken hip.
Animal control said all the dogs were living in terrible conditions at a home and some of the cages were welded shut. They said some were living in their own feces and urine and had no water.
Authorities said the dogs are now fine and the two men behind the puppy mill are now facing 44 misdemeanor charges each.