More than a dozens dogs seized in puppy raid - - Jackson, MS

More than a dozens dogs seized in puppy raid

FORREST COUNTY (Mississippi News Now) -

Authorities seized more than a dozen dogs, mostly pit bull mixes, from a property in eastern Forrest County on Saturday after they received a tip that the animals were being neglected.

Sheriff's deputies and representatives from Southern Pines Animal Shelter took 15 adult dogs and puppies from the home on Indian Springs Road.  A concerned resident claimed many of the dogs were being kept on chains without shelter on the property that is in foreclosure. 

The resident told officials that they had also found a puppy on the property that had been severely wounded in a fight with another dog.  

"They are being housed in such a way, they're on chains away from each other, kind of off in a wooded area," Katherine Sammons, Southern Pines shelter operations manager, told us. "They certainly did not have shelter and they've been out in this inclement weather and these bad storms that we've been having. So, we're taking them to the shelter and try to get them in a better situation."

We're told the property owners arrived on the scene while the animals were being taken, but they didn't have any dog houses or vaccination records.  

Authorities say if they can provide proper shelter and prove they had been vaccinated within five days the animals will be returned to them.

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