Brother, sister charged in suspected puppy mill case


Dozens of dogs seized from a suspected puppy mill in Rutherford County are receiving treatment in Charlotte Friday.

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.

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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.