FORT LAUDERDALE (CBS4) – Dozens of dogs were rescued from a Florida puppy mill and many of them ended up at the Broward Humane Society.
Broward County has taken in 45 of the rescued dogs. The CBS station in West Palm Beach says Animal Control officials had been watching a puppy mill in Clewiston for a few weeks. Tuesday, authorities went in to take the dogs and discovered that the breeding facility had more than 250 dogs.READ MORE: Condo Reform Measure Introduced During Florida Special Session On Property Insurance
“They’re whole purpose in life was to breed, create puppies, then they were either sold online or sent to pet stores all over South Florida,” said Cherie Wachter of the Broward Humane Society.READ MORE: Judge: Surfside Collapse Property Owners Bumped Up To $96M
Veterinarians will begin examining the dogs in the morning. They are in desperate need of baths, but volunteers say they do appear to be healthy.
Broward County officials say this new temporary home is very different from the puppy mill the dogs came from. They are now sitting in air-conditioned kennels and for the first time, are playing with toys.MORE NEWS: NOAA: 'Above Average' 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season, Predicts 6-10 Hurricanes
The Broward Humane Society hopes to have many of these puppies available for adoption this weekend.