The Humane Society of the United States and other area organizations were called in by the Wilson County Sheriff's Office to assist in the rescue of 28 large-breed dogs and puppies from a Wilson property.
The Sheriff's Office served a search and seizure warrant on the property and found that the dogs, mostly Great Danes, were not receiving proper care.
The HSUS assisted in collecting evidence and transporting dogs from the property. They will remain in foster care through the SPCA of Wake County and the Great Dane Rescue Alliance pending the final disposition of this case.
Local law enforcement became concerned about this facility after receiving complaints from people who purchased sick puppies from the breeder. The puppies were being advertised for sale over the Internet. When responders arrived on scene they found animals suffering from a multitude of medical conditions, including tumors, infections and parasites.
Officials have not said where exactly the bust happened or the names of those involved.