• Brother, sister charged in suspected puppy mill case

    Updated:

    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.


    Next Up:


  • Headline Goes Here

    Brother, sister charged in suspected puppy mill case

  • Headline Goes Here

    TORRENTIAL SHOWERS: Heavy downpours cause flash flooding in area

  • Headline Goes Here

    Broken pipe dumped 15.4 million gallons of sewage into Charlotte creek

  • Headline Goes Here

    2 alleged members of gang known to target moms arrested in Matthews

  • Headline Goes Here

    Senate postpones hearing for Trump VA pick Ronny Jackson amid 'serious…