UPDATE: First group of Trussville puppy mill rescues adopted


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    Five of the puppies rescued from a Trussville puppy mill were adopted out Thursday at the Greater Birmingham Humane Society.

    Four miniature schnauzers and one shih tzu received new owners 10 minutes after the shelter's doors opened at 11:00 a.m.

    Mickey Rockett, of Hoover, was second in line and adopted a female schnauzer.

    "I think I'm the luckiest guy in the world, and I know she's going to be the luckiest dog in the world," Rockett told ABC 33/40 News.

    More puppies from the puppy mill will be up for adoption over the next several months. Pregnant dogs, recovered in the raid, continue to have babies.

    A $200 adoption fee covers medical cost. The humane society will announce the adoptions on the shelter's Facebook page.

    Trussville Police continue to investigate possible charges against the puppy mill owners.

    Original story:

    Some of the nearly 90 dogs rescued from a Trussville puppy mill in July will be available for adoption starting Thursday morning.

    Crews rescued the animals from "deplorable conditions" inside a home on Floyd Bradford Road. The owner was selling the dogs over Facebook, police officer said.

    The dogs have been receiving veterinary care and grooming, Greater Birmingham Humane Society (GBHS) reps confirm. Only a few of puppy mill rescue dogs will be available Thursday, but more will find their families within the coming months.

    There will be a $200 adoption fee to cover the dog's vet and medical bills. Only one dog per household is allowed. Anyone interested in adopting one of these dogs call fill out an application HERE.


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