Authorities say 30 animals were seized during an animal rescue in Pamlico County.
Sheriff Billy Sawyer says animal control and personnel from the Humane Society of the U.S. conducted the raid at a home on Straight Road, outside of Oriental.
The Humane Society says 30 animals, over 20 which were dogs, were seized in the 11:00 a.m. raid. A spokeswoman tells us the animals were not receiving proper care and it appears they were part of a puppy mill.
There are no arrests yet, but authorities say they do plan to charge the homeowner with multiple counts of animal cruelty.
The Humane Society says this is one of 11 puppy mill raid in the state they have assisted within the past 18 months.