Animals rescued from suspected puppy mill

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ALEXANDER COUNTY, N.C. - The Humane Society of Charlotte helped Alexander County Animal Services rescue several animals from a suspected puppy mill, according to a news release from the HSC.

About 17 dogs and one exotic bird were taken to the HSC to be evaluated, receive necessary medical treatment and then placed in foster homes.

Breeds include Chihuahuas, longhaired and shorthaired dachshunds, a poodle mix and one border collie.

"The dogs and puppies brought to the shelter will be provided with the proper care, love and attention they deserve while they await adoption into loving homes," said Jorge Ortega, vice president of operations for the Humane Society of Charlotte.

The HSC is accepting monetary donations and supplies to assist with fostering the puppies and dogs. Other items needed include gently used towels, puppy pads, canned dog food, Esbilac puppy formula (for nursing mother dogs) and Ziploc gallon-size freezer bags for food storage. These items can be dropped off at the 2700 Toomey Ave. shelter. The office is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone number is (704) 377-0534.

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