200 Dogs Rescued from Texas Puppy Mill

The hospitalized owner of about 200 starving dogs seized in Northeast Texas could face charges over the neglected animals.

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A cage full of border collies rest under the shade of a tarp as they wait to be caged after the Marion County Humane Society shut down a puppy mill operation Tuesday, April 5, 2011 in Jefferson, Texas. The owner of the home only visited the property only on the weekends. 200 dogs some in cages and some roaming the 25 acre property will be treated by local or volunteer vets or will be transported to locations outside of Marion County for treatment.
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A lone dog rests inside of a cage after a puppy mill operation was shut down by the Marion County Humane Society after the owner of the property was checked into a mental intuition Tuesday, April 5, 2011 in Jefferson, Texas. Over 200 dogs roamed the property and some were kept in open bottom cages for breeding purposes. The majority of the dogs will have to be taken to facilities� outside of Marion County to be treated.
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A lone border collie looks down at rows of cages used to hold captured dogs as they wait to be vaccinated by the Marion County Humane Society after a shutdown of a puppy mill operation Tuesday, April 5, 2011 in Jefferson, Texas. The owner of the home only visited on the weekends. 200 dogs some in cages and some roaming the 25 acre property will be treated by local or volunteer vets or will be transported to locations outside of Marion County for treatment.
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The interior of the home is littered with trash, urine, and feces after a Puppy Mill operation was shut down by the Marion County Humane Society Tuesday, April 5, 2011 in Jefferson, Texas. The owner of the home only visited on the weekends. 200 dogs some in cages and some roaming the 25 acre property will be treated by local or volunteer vets or will be transported to locations outside of Marion County for treatment.
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Courtney Case/News Messenger
A border collie looks up from a new open air cage as it awaits vaccination treatment by a volunteer vet after the Marion County Humane Society shut down a puppy mill operation Tuesday, April 5, 2011 in Jefferson, Texas. The owner of the home only visited on the weekends. 200 dogs some in cages and some roaming the 25 acre property will be treated by local or volunteer vets or will be transported to locations outside of Marion County for treatment.
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