Ohio SPCA Finds Close To 200 Dogs In 'Puppy Mill' Raid
Sheriff's deputies in Shelby County along with the Ohio Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ohio SPCA) raided a facility in Maplewood, Ohio Saturday morning.
A spokeswoman for the Ohio SPCA said that a warrant was issued at a place on the 8000 block of Tawawa-Maplewood Road around 8 a.m.
According to the Ohio SPCA, around 200 dogs were extracted from an alleged 'puppy mill'.
The property is owned by Dave and Rhonda Auton who run a business called Pedigree Pets, according to deputies.
Animals found on the property were in "very poor health", said a news released from Shelby County investigators.
Officials said Saturday's raid was a result of a six month investigation.
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