NANCY, Ky. (WHAS11) – More than 40 dogs were rescued from an alleged puppy mill and brought to Louisville Tuesday.
The dogs including breeds from Chihuahuas to Bloodhounds have been housed at the Dreamcatchers Kennel in Pulaski County,Kentucky where an investigator with The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) says they were left out in the freezing weather, kept in their own waste, and left without food or water.
The owner of the facility Dennis Bradley has been under investigation for animal cruelty for the last year.
Nevertheless, Bradley was allowed to keep the puppy mill open since the Humane Society, nor Pulaski County, could afford to care for the dogs.
Kentucky is one of only 20 states without any regulations in place to protect dogs in commercial breeding facilities.
However, thanks to the ASPCA, the dogs were removed from Dreamcatchers and set up in a temporary shelter on the Humane Society property.
After evaluating and treating all of the animals, the ASPCA and Humane Society hope to adopt out all 43 dogs.
Sixty-one-year-old Bradley was scheduled for trial in February on charges of second degree animal cruelty, but according to the ASPCA, he’s expected to plead guilty Wednesday.