GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Twenty dogs taken from a suspected puppy mill in Northern Michigan are expected to arrive at the Kent County Animal Shelter on Wednesday.
More than 150 dogs and puppies were rescued from the suspected puppy mill breeder last week in Missaukee County, which is just east of Cadillac.
The rescued dogs and puppies are Jack Russell Terriers and Shiba Inus.
Some of the dogs coming to the Kent County Animal Shelter could be ready for adoption as early as the end of this week, after they are spayed or neutered.
Adam London, health officer of the Kent County Health Department, said most of the dogs have lived in cages their whole lives.
"They may be a little shy at first," London said. "Still, we understand they exhibit good social behavior, and may need just a little training to adjust to life in homes."
The Kent County Animal Shelter is currently offering reduced-fee dog adoptions, after it received gifts from the Michigan Animal Welfare Fund and GEORGE'S FUND, which was set up in memory of George Lewis, a long-time supporter of the Kent County Animal Shelter.
Until the donation funds run out, dogs will be available for adoption for $50, plus a $12 licensing fee. Cats and kittens are also available for adoption for only $5.
For more information on the Kent County Animal Shelter or to fill out an adoption application in advance, click here.
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