TAMPA — Eleven dogs recently rescued from a puppy mill in Clewiston arrived Monday morning at the ASPCA's shelter on Armenia Avenue.
The dogs, one large breed, six small breeds and a nursing mother with three 5-week-old puppies, will be nursed back to health for eventual adoption.
On Nov. 16, the ASPCA rescued more than 100 dogs from an unlicensed breeding facility in Clewiston, where conditions were overcrowded and filthy, according to a news release. The ASPCA said many of the dogs there were suffering from untreated medical conditions.
"Life in a puppy mill is horrific and we are thrilled to play a role in the rehabilitation and eventual adoption of these dogs who have suffered so much," said Humane Society of Tampa Bay Chief Executive Officer Sherry Silk.