65+ Dogs & Cats Rescued In Perquimans County

More than 65 dogs and cats have been rescued from what authorities say was a puppy mill in Perquimans County.

Several agencies, including the Humane Society of the U.S., assisted in the rescue on Chapanoke Road in Hertford that began around 7:30 a.m.

Animals on the property included dogs, cats, ducks, geese and rabbits.

All of the dogs and cats are headed to the Norfolk SPCA for assessment. Authorities say many of the animals have serious medical problems, including severe dental disease, tumors, hernias, as well as eye and ear infections.

There is no immediate word whether any charges will be filed in the case.


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  • by RHONDA Location: GATES on Jul 25, 2011 at 01:37 PM
    I wish authorities spent half as much time rescuing CHILDREN from abusive and inhumane situations as they do animals!
  • by Toni on Jul 21, 2011 at 03:53 PM
    I would much rather have a mutt or stray than a pure bred dog. Had one once and it was the pickiest dog ever. Very tempermental too...all the strays/mutts ive ever owned were the sweetest dogs ever! I dont buy dogs i either get them as puppies from a friend or adopt.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 21, 2011 at 03:45 PM
    I don't want to know what happens to the puppies that don't get sold.
  • by kathryn Location: gatesville on Jul 21, 2011 at 03:41 PM
    I agree with Maggie and Sue. Thank goodness these animals have been taken away and hopefully can get the medical attention they need. I think we need to continue to be mindful of abused animals. They have no say so when they are being mistreated. If the poor little fellow in the above photo could talk and all he would give back is love.
  • by sue on Jul 21, 2011 at 12:39 PM
    maggie, I agree with you. They are the most loving animals you could ever get. People stop buying from puppy mills. My heart goes out to those animals. I hope they all find a loving home.
  • by DogMom Location: New Bern on Jul 21, 2011 at 12:34 PM
    Those who breed responsibly and those who research breeders and purchase from them should not be admonished for having the purebred of their choice.
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      by Anonymous on Jul 21, 2011 at 02:25 PM in reply to DogMom
      Those people that help keep puppy mills in business by making purchaces from pet stores that sell live dogs and cats that purchace from the mills are as bad as the people that run the puppy mills. If the puppies are in bad shape it is human nature to feel sorry for it and want to buy it to get it out of there, but that just keeps the breeders in business.
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      by Anonymous on Jul 21, 2011 at 02:29 PM in reply to DogMom
      ditto
  • by Mortie Location: Paradise on Jul 21, 2011 at 12:34 PM
    something's not right here. None of the animals were reported without water, food, or shelter. I'm no fan of puppy mills but don't think the gov has any business concerning my dog's dental care either.
  • by Buddy Location: Eastern N.C. on Jul 21, 2011 at 12:31 PM
    Untill we get a law passed making puppy mills a felony we will continue to be the state of choice for such operations. I support farmers crop and animal ,but the power and money that the pork integrators wield in RALEIGH IS CRAZY. THEY BLOCK EVERY ATTEMPT TO STOP PUPPY MILLS BY SAYING IF A LAW IS PASSED TO STOP PUPPY MILLS IT WILL CAUSE MORE REGULATION OF THE CONFINEMENT PORK INDUSTRY,GOOD PEOPLE THE MADNESS NEEDS TO END. CONTACT YOUR LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS IN RALEIGH AND DEMAND THAT OWNERS OF PUPPY MILLS BE CHARGED WITH A FELONY. END THESE POOR ANIMALS SUFFERING BY DEMANDING ACTION NOW!!!!!! WE have a new house and senate that may not be in the pocket of those with only one interest at heart$$$$
  • by rose Location: enc on Jul 21, 2011 at 12:28 PM
    How is it possible there might not be any fines or consquences for this type of animal cruelity? Doesn't our state help protect animals from these disgusting types of people? Animals deserve to have a voice in protection. I know that doesn't always happen but this is so cruel and it goes on and on.
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      by Anonymous on Jul 21, 2011 at 02:26 PM in reply to rose
      No the state does not protect the animals. Only deals with them when they are in such bad shape that many have to be put down, then they step in.
  • by WOW Location: Bertie on Jul 21, 2011 at 12:15 PM
    I will never understand how someone can hurt an innocent animal... It takes a sick individual! I really hope justice is served and these animals are given the loving life they deserve!
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      by KIM on Aug 3, 2011 at 07:06 AM in reply to WOW
      ANIMAL ABUSERS NEED SEVERE PUNISHMENT POSSIBLY EVEN DEATH, THEN MAYBE IT MIGHT STOP.GOS THE SAME FOR ANY ABUSER....
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