CONCORD (AP) — More than 100 animals have been seized from what law enforcement officials call an illegal puppy mill in Cabarrus County.
Local media reported that the Cabarrus County sheriff’s office got an anonymous tip about the animals and went to the site Monday.
Deputies found about 105 dogs, 20 cats and three goats in unsafe and unsanitary conditions.
The Humane Society of the United States was called to help in the rescue. Deputies said many of the animals had medical issues. Cabarrus Animal Hospital is providing veterinary expertise.
Sheriff’s Lt. David Taylor says the investigation is just beginning. No arrests have been reported.