Rescue workers were able to effectively remove 95 dogs from a puppy mill in Olive Branch, Mississippi, after they discovered the animals had been living in inhumane conditions.
The American Humane Association’s workers also found a number of dead adult dogs as well as puppies in the facility, according to The San Francisco Chronicle. Many of the dogs rescued were in poor dog health, underweight or had skin problems.
Approximately 34 of the retrieved dogs were flown out of the state to New York City with the help of Pet Airways, which is an animals only airplane service based in Denver, Colorado. These dogs landed safely and were scattered throughout the city’s many shelters.
Other animals were transported to the Marshall County Humane Society clinic in Byhalia, Mississippi, as an emergency shelter site.
Several areas have been trying to stop puppy mills. West Hollywood, California, recently passed a measure that would ban local pet stores from carrying dogs from puppy mills, according to USA Today. This law was put into effect because dogs in the facilities are treated cruelly and are usually in poor dog health.