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More than 50 dogs rescued from Faison puppy mill

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The Humane Society of the United States said the owner agreed to surrender the animals. The Humane Society of the United States said the owner agreed to surrender the animals.
FAISON, N.C. - More than 50 dogs were rescued from a suspected puppy mill near Faison Friday, authorities said.

Duplin County Animal Control served a search warrant on the property where authorities found a variety of breeds living in filth and lacking basic care.

The Humane Society of the United States said the owner agreed to surrender the animals.

“These dogs were forced to live in filth, with no adequate shelter, for who knows how long. I’m hopeful this rescue, along with the other 17 The HSUS has been a part of since 2011, will move legislators to implement stronger state laws,” Kim Alboum, North Carolina state director for the HSUS said.

The groups present at the rescue safely transported the animals to the Duplin County Animal Shelter and the SPCA of Wake County. The dogs will receive necessary medical treatment and be examined by a team of veterinarians, according to the HSUS.

The HSUS said it has established a reward program to offer up to $5,000 to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of a puppy mill operator for animal cruelty. Persons wishing to report a valid tip are encouraged to call 1-877-MILL-TIP and will remain anonymous.

The HSUS, Duplin County Animal Shelter, Pet Friends of Duplin County and the SPCA of Wake County assisted with the rescue.

North Carolina has no specific laws to protect dogs sold directly to the public or online by commercial breeding facilities.

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