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Dozens of dogs from alleged puppy mill adopted, 3 still need home

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A woman adopts a dog at Greenville County Animal Care Services. (July 6, 2013/FOX Carolina) A woman adopts a dog at Greenville County Animal Care Services. (July 6, 2013/FOX Carolina)
A family adopts a dog at Greenville County Animal Care Services. (July 6, 2013/FOX Carolina) A family adopts a dog at Greenville County Animal Care Services. (July 6, 2013/FOX Carolina)
A dog waiting to be adopted.(July 6, 2013/FOX Carolina) A dog waiting to be adopted.(July 6, 2013/FOX Carolina)
Cars lined up before the doors opened for Saturday's adoption event.(July 6, 2013/FOX Carolina) Cars lined up before the doors opened for Saturday's adoption event.(July 6, 2013/FOX Carolina)
A woman adopts a dog at Greenville County Animal Care Services. (July 6, 2013/FOX Carolina) A woman adopts a dog at Greenville County Animal Care Services. (July 6, 2013/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Greenville County Animal Care Services adopted out dozens of dogs from an alleged puppy mill on Saturday, though a few dogs are still waiting for a home.

FOX Carolina's Summer Gagnon arrived before the doors opened at 11 a.m. and found cars lining the street as people waited to get in. So many people showed up that Greenville County Animal Care Services only allowed 20 people in at a time.

Greenville County deputies and animal control officers seized dogs from the alleged puppy mill in Fountain Inn back in June. The dogs were taken to Greenville County Animal Care Services to be cared for and prepared for adoption.

Greenville County Animal Care Services wrote on their Facebook page, "It is time for all of our animals, including our puppy mill dogs, to get on to their new lives in their forever homes."

Saturday's adoption event lasted until 6 p.m.

Animal Care Community Relations Coordinator Susan Bufano said 70 animals, mostly dogs, were placed in loving homes on Saturday.

"You know when you see the right one, the puppies also know when they see the right one," said Judy Marsh, who adopted one of the puppies Saturday.  

Bufano said only three American Eskimo dogs are still at the adoption center and will be available for adoption again on Monday at noon.

Staff has warned those who have or are interested in adopting a dog from the alleged puppy mill that they might take some extra care.

"There may be some extra cost, and some extra care involved with these dogs or there may not be," said Bufano. "We just don't know."

Last Monday, FOX Carolina, with the help of Bi-Lo, held a fundraiser for Greenville County Animal Care Services to help them get the dogs healthy and to help keep the dogs cared for until they are adopted. The event raised more than $3,000 along with six truckloads of food and supplies.

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