BLUE MOUNTAIN, Miss. (WTVA) -- Approximately 60 dogs were rescued from a Blue Mountain property and are being moved to a temporary shelter in Tupelo for veterinary care.
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) says the dogs and puppies were living outside without "access to clean water, sufficient food or adequate shelter." Many of them suffered medical problems, such as broken bones, open wounds, dehydration and flea and tick infestation.
“These dogs were forced to live outside with no water, suffering and in some cases dying from their circumstances. But starting today, they’ll have access to the basic care they so desperately need," said Lydia Sattler, the state director for The HSUS.
The Tippah County Sheriff's Department served a warrant at the property and the owner surrendered most of the dogs. The Tupelo-Lee Humane Society and local vets assisted with the animals' rescue and removal.
The dogs will be examined by local vets and provided food, supplies and other items.