Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Nearly two dozen dogs seized from alleged puppy mill

Nearly two dozen dogs were seized from the home of a Hillsborough County woman who was been forbidden from owning animals earlier this year.

Officials said 20 poodles and one chow-chow were living in conditions they described as "deplorable." They found the dogs living in a small space in the Tampa home of Patricia Dickson, 73.

Investigators said the dogs were living in their own waste, and that they suffered from diseases that are caused by eating in the same place they defecate..." More