Owner Relinquishes Custody Of Dogs Rescued From Puppy Mill
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Animal Rescue Corps has been given legal custody of 117 of the 121 dogs seized from a puppy mill one week ago in McMinnville.
The owner turned over the dogs to avoid paying a bond for their return.
In total, 121 dogs and five exotic birds were seized from the home of a McMinnville resident. 7 dogs were found dead, with three of them left to decompose among others who were living. More Than 100 Dogs Rescued From Puppy Mill
The dogs were brought to the Tennessee State Fairgrounds in Nashville where they were being nursed back to health by the Animal Rescue Corps.
The dogs will now begin to be placed with the local rescue partners New Leash on Life, Agape, Snooty Giggles, Nashville Humane Association and others. A complete list of placement partners will be available on ARC's website starting April 6.
Four dogs and five birds remain in the state's custody until a second hearing on April 15.
During the three day run of "CATS the Musical" at TPAC, they collected more than $8,000 to help with the care for the dogs.