PAWS rehoms puppy mill rescue dogs in February

On February 11, 2022, PAWS traveled to Pickens, SC to provide assistance at a large-scale 166-dog puppy mill.

PAWS Executive Director Beth Cline-Stroud brought 10 of these dogs back to the PAWS Animal Shelter. Since then, PAWS has been working to find homes for all of the dogs brought back, all of which were puppies.

PAWS initially heard of the need for help from the director of Cashiers-Highland Humane Society. Anderson County PAWS Director Dr. Kim Sanders had contacted CHHS for assistance while its staff were at the scene.

PAWS was happy to help as many of these great shelters have helped the organization many times in the past, and it was nice to be able to say “yes we can help”.

In a statement, PAWS said they knew they could help because the breeds they were asked to help with were breeds that people constantly ask them about, even though they rarely, if ever. , these breeds. The statement notes that they knew it wouldn’t be a problem getting the animals adopted because they have a long list of names of people interested in adopting Golden Retrievers, Goldendoodles, Burmese Mountain Doodles and Labrador Retrievers.

These happen to be the breeds they brought back with them.

“We are so grateful to be able to help because we always wonder what if this happened here in Swain County? What if a large-scale puppy mill bankruptcy happened here, what would we do? the release reads.

“I know exactly what should be done, we should call on these larger shelters to help us,” he continues. “Swain County would have nowhere to house them. PAWS would not be able to accommodate hundreds of dogs at a time, so we would be on the phone calling these large shelters if they could come and help us.

The dogs received all the necessary veterinary care before being adopted.

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