Home Investigation: More than 80 dogs seized from Greene County puppy mill

Investigation: More than 80 dogs seized from Greene County puppy mill

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Images courtesy Greene County Sheriff’s Office

More than 80 dogs were removed Monday from a puppy mill in Greene County due to poor living conditions.

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office reports that 81 dogs were removed from the Free Union location by animal control.

In total, all 81 dogs were removed after the criminal investigation unit and a licensed veterinarian examined the adult male and female dogs, some pregnant, and puppies.

A search warrant was obtained after an investigation by the animal control division investigation into the care and treatment of the animals.

The dogs have been placed with dog shelters and rescue organizations.

Charges are pending on the owners of this puppy mill, according to the GCSO.

Assistance was provided by Dogs Deserve Better of Blue Ridge, Green Dogs Unleashed, Sanctuary Rescue, For The Love Poodles, Oldies but Goodies, Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA, Rad Rescue, Louisa County Animal Shelter, Volunteer Veterinarian, Orange County Animal Control, UVA Police Department, Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office and Stanardsville Volunteer Fire Department.

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.