October 30, 2014
Local and national groups rescue dogs, other animals from two suspected
Approximately 171 dogs, puppies and other animals were rescued from two
suspected Alcorn County, Mississippi, puppy mills. The animals were being
sold at a flea market in Tupelo and the Alcorn-Corinth Animal Shelter became
concerned about the welfare of the animals after receiving multiple
Alcorn-Corinth Animal Shelter and the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department
served warrants on the properties and found nearly 123 dogs and puppies.
They were living in deplorable conditions in raised wire cages, with no
access to clean water or food. Many of the animals were underweight and were
suffering from a multitude of untreated medical conditions, including
dental, eye, ear and skin problems. Two deceased dogs were found….
…This rescue was made possible in part because of the generosity of
Louis Dorfman, a dedicated constituent, advocate and supporter of The
HSUS. PetSmart Charities is providing the necessary food, supplies and
enrichment items for the dogs.
The HSUS has established a reward program to offer up to $5,000 to
anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of
a puppy mill operator for animal cruelty. Persons wishing to report a
valid tip are encouraged to call 1-877-MILL-TIP and will remain