Puppy Mill Raid in Jackson County, West Virginia

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10.2.14 - Puppy Mill Raid in Jackson County

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office in West Virginia is reporting that at least 135 dogs were successfully removed from a home on Route 21 in Sandyville.

Law enforcement officials were tipped off by a man that entered the property to purchase a puppy from the couple that lived there.  The man reported the horrific conditions in the home immediately upon leaving to the Humane Society of Jackson County.  The Sheriff’s Department was then brought in to help in the investigation.

When officials arrived on the scene they reported seeing the dogs living in filth.  They was moldy dog food all over the floor, and the smell of the urine and feces was overwhelming.  The dogs were in a terrible state themselves.  Many were caked in feces, and had various other health issues such as eye and ear infections.

A veterinarian on the scene commented that all of the dogs were small breeds like malteses, pugs and many others.

The owner of the home refused to comment to any reporters.  So far, she hasn’t been formally charged with anything.  However, law enforcement officials confirm that it is simply a matter of time until she is.  Hopefully, charges are filed as soon as possible, so the dogs are not returned to the owner and the property they had been living in.

Anyone wishing to help these poor dogs out can drop by the Humane Society of Jackson County.  They are located in Cottageville.  You can also call 304-372-6064.  More information to come as it’s reported.

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0 thoughts on “Puppy Mill Raid in Jackson County, West Virginia”

  1. Please correct this post to show the dogs are at Jackson County Animal Shelter. The humane society of Jackson County does not have the luxury of a shelter. They are a small group of volunteers that depend on donations to help them save animals.

  2. In reference to the anonymous person above who said “The question begs to be asked however, all the people that visited and purchased puppies before him felt thus was ok?!?!?” The man that posted the video on facebook went to the home to purchase the puppy and no one was home. How many people are not home when someone comes to buy a puppy? I am by NO means what so ever sticking up for this individual but I will however stick up for myself. I bought a puppy from this woman over the summer. And no, for the record I did not go to her home to pick up my puppy and no I do not think that the conditions of the home were ok as seen on the video. I spoke with this woman several times over the phone, received pictures of my puppy in her home – they looked fine, nothing like what is reflected in the videos. The woman was very polite, knowledgeable, and concerned about where the puppy would be going and what kind of home it would have. She came with her shot record, had been wormed, and was not matted. She was checked by my vet within 24 hours and was given a 100% clean bill of health. I have even been in contact with the lady on three different occasions after my purchase while she checked on the puppy to see how it was. Seeing all this and knowing what I went through literally blows my mind. I NEVER would have guessed it in a million years. I suppose you could say that I am blessed and my healthy little shitzu is very lucky. What you can not say is the acquisition that people before this man thought the conditions were ok as not everyone were aware of them. I applauded the man that brought all this to light and I do plan on making a donation to help all the other puppies that were within that home.

    • My daughter worked for a breeder in VA and this person was shut down for puppy milling. I went there many a day to play with the puppies and though there were many she had three attendants and several volunteer. My daughter didn’t accept pay, she worked to get me a yorkie. Her name was abbey and I have never had a more wonderful present in my life. So if you think that they are all bad they aren’t. Not taking up for this person, just stating that there may be a loving baby out there from this mill. I lost my Abbey two years ago, and if I can get contact information I will adopt a female yorkie baby from them.


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