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Dogs confiscated from Limestone puppy mill are finding homes

By Bobby Shuttleworth - bio | email

ATHEN, AL (WAFF) - Several dogs confiscated from a puppy mill in Limestone County are beginning to find new homes. Phones at the Dog Pound in Athens where the dogs were taken have been ringing off the hook.

People have been calling and stopping by interested in giving these pitiful creatures a loving home, but the dogs have to be ready.

"We use a series of tests seeing if they are human aggressive to food aggressive to animal aggressive. And if we see problems in those areas we can work on those problems when we go through socialization steps," said Jim Lovell.

A dog that shows no signs of aggression will be a good pet, especially if the home includes children.

Lovell said each dog is different and problems vary. They are also trying to get these dogs on the road to good health.

"They don't have to have all their problems corrected before adoption," said Lovell. "We are basically talking with everybody who is adopting each animal and reviewing with them the necessities with every animal has and problems that animal had."

"Your heart breaks for them so you really want to touch out for them. I mean they can't tell you how much they are hurting, what they need. We're able to provide it so why not," said one person at the shelter to adopt a dog.

Each prospective owner will be given a very detailed evaluation of their new pet.

Limestone County deputies arrested 63-year-old Nannie Johnson for the suspected abuse.

Investigators said they found more than three dozen dogs dead on her property. Some of them were in her freezer.

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