Thursday, November 19, 2009

So Sad...

I heard about this on the radio this morning and I felt sick.  When I got to work, I realized that this happened a block down from my work.  All the dogs that run around across the street are gone.  I just hope they find them good homes.  :(

Puppy mill found in Graves County

By Gerran Thomas

Story Created: Nov 18, 2009 at 1:12 PM CST
Story Updated: Nov 19, 2009 at 5:40 AM CST

Graves County, KY- Three people face cruelty to animal charges after nearly 60 animals were taken from a suspected puppy mill. Graves County Humane Society along with the Sheriff's Department found nearly 60 dogs living in horrible conditions outside a home in Hickory, Kentucky. Most of the dogs are malnourished and covered with mange and fleas.

A complaint from a woman that bought a puppy sparked the investigation. Denise Hunter, Michael Hunter and Wade Peterson were cited for misdemeanor cruelty to animals. The animals were taken to the Mayfield-Graves County Animal Shelter. Staff say the sudden increase in dogs will hurt an already financially strapped budget.

"It's going to be a huge undertaking," said Shelter Board Member Amy Hughes. "It will take a lot of teamwork, we will likely have to reach out to other shelters and rescue groups to see where to house everyone," Hughes added.

The dogs will be checked by a veterinarian soon. In the meantime, the Mayfield-Graves County Animal Shelter is accepting donations to help care for the animals. If you would like to send a check, mail it to the shelter at:

Mayfield-Graves County Animal Shelter
500 North 12th Street
Mayfield, KY 42066.


  1. that is SO SAD :( I hate hearing about stuff like this. maybe you can foster a puppy? poor things..i hope they find good homes!

  2. Puppy Mills make my stomach hurt.

    All we can do is keep telling others about the importance of staying away from pet stores and giving our local animal shelters they desperately deserve and need!