27 dogs rescued from probable puppy mill after anonymous tip

(Greater Birmingham Humane Society)

An anonymous tip led to the rescue of nearly 30 dogs from an alleged Walker County puppy mill on Thursday.

Walker County Sheriff's deputies and Greater Birmingham Humane Society representatives rescued 27 Boston Terriers, French Bulldogs, and Frenchtons. Deputies discovered the probable puppy mill while following up on an anonymous horse abuse tip. A horse was found dead on the property.

GBHS Veterinarian Shelby Agnew is conducting a necropsy on the horse and will medically evaluate each of the rescued dogs. The results will be turned over to the Walker County Sheriff's Department and the Walker County district attorney.

"We will update the community as this case continues to evolve. Unfortunately, until Alabama decides to pass meaningful legislation to protect dogs from puppy mill breeding practices, we will continue to see animals suffer needlessly,” said Allison Black Cornelius, CEO of the Greater Birmingham Humane Society. “We are grateful for the partnership we have with Walker County law enforcement and trust the justice system to find the best outcome for all involved in this case.”


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