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Mississippi man surrenders 104 dogs to Humane Society

by Katherine

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1306 mississippi 104On 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.