Puppy mill pups going up for adoption

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DOTHAN, AL (WTVY) Dothan Animal Shelter Volunteer Jack Cox is helping sixty dogs get a second chance.

“Well, I’m a dog person,” said Cox.

These sixty pups were confiscated earlier this year from a home in Dothan. Police say they were part of an illegal puppy mill. All were living in deplorable conditions.

“When they were first brought in, they were all in distress mode," said Cox. "They had been pinned up in cages and not cleaned and not fed or watered properly.”

The Dothan Animal Shelter took possession of the dogs six months ago.

“Can’t even express how happy we are that this is fixing to be over for these animals,” said William Banks, Animal Service Manager, Dothan Animal Shelter.

Although it cost the city of Dothan thousands of dollars to rescue these dogs, Banks says he’ll continue to crack down on puppy mills.

“It’s not going to deter from looking for every puppy mill there is in the city limits of Dothan despite the costs,” said Banks.

Today, these dogs are in great health. They are spayed, neutered… even a little bit pampered.

Bulldogs to Pomeranians, all sixty of these four-legged friends will be auctioned off next week at a "PAWS for a Cause" fundraiser.

“They’re all healthy and beautiful dogs now and ready for a full-time home.”

Money raised will go toward the Dothan Police Foundation and construction of a world-class animal shelter in the Circle City.

“PAWS for a Cause” will be Thursday, September 28th, at the Dothan Civic Center. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Adoption will run from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance. $12 at the door. Children 10 and under get in for free. Advance tickets purchase is recommended.

NOTE: A completed application and follow up home visits will be required for all animal adoptions at the PAWS for a Cause fundraiser.

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