RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. - A brother and sister in Rutherford County are facing animal cruelty charges in a suspected puppy mill bust Channel 9 first reported on last week.
Police said Barbara and Dean Upchurch kept 52 dogs on Ferry Road. Animal Control seized the dogs last week.
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Barbara faces three counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty while Dean faces 41 counts.
The Humane Society of Charlotte is now caring for the dogs.
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