Breaking! Puppy Mill Survivors Available For Adoption Following Rescue Of Close To 80 Animals In Indiana

Photos from Martin County Humane Society of Indiana’s Facebook page.

February began with welcome news for some of the close to 80 animals that were rescued late last month from appalling conditions at a property in Indiana. The property also housed Australian Shepherds and Yorkies at what turned out to be a deplorable puppy mill.

The Martin County Humane Society of Indiana shared an encouraging update over the weekend, they are going to start accepting applications for a few of the younger rescued dogs “who seem to be adjusting quickly to life outside a tiny cage.”

The MCHS also warned that, “any applications that have been submitted for dogs that we haven’t posted as available will not be considered.” Only applications for dogs who are available will be considered.

The initial rescued dogs that may soon be available for adoption include, one-year-old Lyla and Ozzie who is between 6 and 8 months old. Adoption fees for both Australian Shepherds are $80 each.

“This is Lyla,” the organization shared on its Facebook page over the weekend, further noting that the ambivalent, yet curious dog, that wags her tail wanting to trust the volunteers so badly, is doing really well on a leash, but still needs some work. “She is playful and absolutely LOVES other dogs.”

Lyla appears to be particularly fond of Ozzie who the organization describes as “a funny little shy guy that really shines when he is with another dog.”

“Ozzie is still trying to figure out the whole leash thing but he is learning quickly,” explained another post, “He gets SO excited when you talk to him and his little butt just wiggles.”

Beautiful images of these sweet souls that were saved from such tragic circumstances.

According the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, on Thursday, January 24th, they followed up on a tip from a concerned citizen advising the department about an active “puppy mill” in Rutherford Township.

As per a statement on the sheriff department’s Facebook page, after receiving a search warrant for the residence and other property structures, inside the house of horrors authorities discovered several dozen dogs, many of which were locked in feces-covered cages with no food or water, and some of which were already deceased.

In addition to the many dogs located on the property, officers also found other neglected animals including horses, mules and donkeys. Indiana rescue groups A Critter’s Chance and A Hoof and a Prayer Horse Rescue reportedly took the horses in.

Authorities arrested 73-year-old Julia K. Arney of Loogootee, Indiana, on charges of animal cruelty and neglect.

This investigation is ongoing as members of the Sheriff’s Office and Humane Society continue rescuing additional abused and neglected animals.

Find out how you can help the Martin County Humane Society of Indiana care for the rescued puppy mill survivors HERE!

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