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Dogs rescued from puppy mill up for adoption

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Some of the puppies brought to Greenville Co. Animal Care. (July 17, 2013/FOX Carolina) Some of the puppies brought to Greenville Co. Animal Care. (July 17, 2013/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The 150 dogs and puppies rescued from a Taylors-area puppy mill are up for adoption in Greenville County.

All of the dogs were taken to Greenville County Animal Care on July 17 after their owner was charged with running a puppy mill, one count of animal cruelty, two counts of unlawful conditions and four counts of failure to display rabies vaccination tags, according to Bob Mihalic with Greenville County.

This is the second large puppy mill that sent dozens of dogs to the county shelter.

To help manage the overflow and get the animals in new homes, Greenville County Animal Care is placing five to 10 dogs from the puppy mill up for adoption each day. Other Upstate rescue groups have also helped by taking in some of the animals.

All of the dogs will be spayed or neutered before they're adopted. The shelter also has dozens of other dogs and cats available for adoption.

On Sunday, the Haywood Mall is also hosting an adoption event. People looking to adopt dogs or donate supplies like canned pet food, carriers and crates, hand and bath towels, and more can stop by the mall's Center Court from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Greenville County Animal Care also accepts donations during their regular hours. To see what the shelter needs, click here.

The owner of the reported puppy mill, Lindsay Lindstrom, said the dogs were her life and said she did not run a puppy mill.

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