Pug rescued from AR puppy mill euthanized

Pug rescued from AR puppy mill euthanized
(Source: WRCB)

RANDOLPH COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - One of more than 40 dogs rescued from a puppy mill in Randolph County had to be euthanized due to his poor condition.

The animals, who were rescued by the Northeast Arkansas Humane Society, were later transported to the Humane Educational Society of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

WRCB-TV reports when the dogs arrived in Chattanooga, many were underweight and had untreated ear, skin and eye infections. One dog, however, was in such poor shape, he had to be euthanized.

Bob Citrullo, Executive Director of Chattanooga Humane Educational Society said a pug, who had no lower jaw, had to be put down.

"But it was still there for one purpose only, and that was to breed and make them money," Citrullo told WRCB.

WRCB said some of the dogs should be available for adoption in a few weeks, however, it may take months for others to be physically and mentally ready to be adopted.

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