Humane society rescues pets in separate incidents

(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

(KAIT) - The Northeast Arkansas Humane Society responded to two separate incidents on Thursday dealing with several animals.

Margaret Shepherd, humane society director, said they were rescuing 30 cats from a hoarding situation in Paragould when they received a call of a puppy mill in Randolph County.

The person running the suspected puppy mill died and left behind 47 dogs.

The humane society had to open their emergency shelter in Bono to house 27 of the dogs. The other 20 were taken to the Jonesboro shelter.

The Humane Educational Society in Chattanooga, Tennessee have agreed to take in all the dogs found in Randolph County.

"This is such a relief to know that these animals are going to be cared for so much more quickly and they are going to get into a home much more quickly than if they had to stay with us," Shepherd said. "This is a real relief for me to think of the better life ahead for them."

Shepherd said the cats will be picked up on Monday.

The cats are currently at a temporary foster home in Memphis awaiting their flight to Seattle on the Wings of Rescue March 28.

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