LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)—Nearly 30 animals that were seized from a substandard breeding facility in Pulaski County, Kentucky will be available for adoption beginning Friday.
The animals were transported to the Humane Society in Louisville for temporary shelter after being rescued from Dream Catcher Kennels. They showed signs of abuse and neglect.
Most of the animals that were rescued were healthy and after minor rehab will be ready to be adopted at the Kentucky Humane Society’s Main Campus.
"Dogs from puppy mills often have more psychological needs than other pets," Susan Oppel, shelter operations director said. "Because of this, the adoption process for these pets will be more intensive. We want to make sure that potential adopters are prepared to meet the unique needs of these dogs."
Puppy mill dogs typically lack proper socialization. They often bond quickly with other dogs, but they may take longer to trust people, according to Oppel.
In addition, puppy mill dogs have typically been forced to urinate and defecate in their cages, so housetraining can be more difficult and time consuming.
"We need patient adopters who understand that rehabilitating former puppy mill dogs is a process that requires time, patience and lots of love," says Oppel. "It is well worth the effort to see these dogs blossom and become beloved companion animals, but it does take love and dedication."