Mississippi man surrenders 104 dogs to Humane Society

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On May 21, 2013, 72-year-old James Thornhill from Mississippi, was charged with animal cruelty after surrendering 104 dogs to local rescue organization.

According to a press release from The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society of South Mississippi, the dogs were in “horrible conditions,” some even shared cages with “decomposing bodies of dead dogs and puppies.”

Most of the surrendered dogs were Dachshunds, Chihuahuas, Yorkshire Terriers and Boston Terriers. All animals were taken to the Humane Society of South Mississippi in Gulfport.

Thornhill has denied mistreating the animals but he agreed to surrender the dogs because he can’t afford a legal battle with the Human Society.

 

8 thoughts on “Mississippi man surrenders 104 dogs to Humane Society”

  1. Handed over to the Human Society?! Sorry but that worries me because like PETA it seems most are killed once they are in their hands. 🙁 I pray that I am wrong and at least they’re not going to spend the rest of their life in those conditions.

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    • These dogs received food, water, and love at the Humane Society of South Mississippi…..Most were adopted into loving homes.

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  2. u are so right, sorry to say but PETA and the ASPCA are in the business of a shelter not a rescue and kill in seven days…. I really do not understand it when they ask for donations to help.. get $$$$ and then murder in the name of “not enough room” “been here to long” Its just like an owner giving up a pet and saying “oh I’m moving” or ” Its to much work” they themselves should be put down…. But on the other side of the fence is “these animals are not in the sad state of which they were found…

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    • Please check out The Humane Society of South Mississippi on Facebook. Out of the 102 dogs brought to the facility there are only a few left to adopt out. They had a huge adoption day last Saturday and almost all of the dogs were adopted out that day! I am fostering 3 kittens right now from this facility to make room for the tylertown puppy mill dogs! There are over 50 cats in the fostering program at this time. We have an amazing community that steps up to help foster and volunteer. We do everything we can to rehome as many animals as possible. Please do not judge just because the words Humane Society are in their name….this is definately an amazing facility and community all with the same goal to help and rehome as many animals as possible!

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    • hopefully, some rescues will step up and take them before they are pts. Poor babies deserve to have a good life and to be loved!

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      • Read the post above yours. Most of these dogs were adopted out in an adoption event. They are doing an amazing job of saving these animals instead of euthanizing them.

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  3. I would like to know the names of the pet stores that were buying puppies from this man. Does anyone have that information?

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