• Brother, sister charged in suspected puppy mill case

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    RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. - A brother and sister have been charged with animal cruelty, accused of running a puppy mill in Rutherford County.

    Police said Barbara Upchurch and Dean Upchurch kept 52 dogs on Ferry Road.
     
    Channel 9 was there last week when animal control officers seized the animals.

    IMAGES: Dogs seized in suspected puppy mill get treatment in Charlotte

     
    The Humane Society of Charlotte is caring for the dogs.
     
    On Friday officials told Channel 9 many of the dogs will go to foster homes while they recover from medical issues.
                           
    Others will be placed up for adoption.

    Anyone interested in adopting a dog can click here for more information.


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