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UPDATE: Dogs seized from Delta County puppy mill taken to Delta Animal Shelter

The Michigan State Police from the Gladstone Post seized 18 horses Tuesday and 134 dogs Monday in Maple Ridge Township.
 The Delta Animal Shelter, located at 6975 County 426 M.5 Rd. in Wells Township. (WLUC file photo)
The Delta Animal Shelter, located at 6975 County 426 M.5 Rd. in Wells Township. (WLUC file photo) (WLUC)
Published: Aug. 24, 2020 at 10:38 PM EDT
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MAPLE RIDGE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC) - Michigan State Police say they seized 11 miniature horses and seven horses Tuesday.

In a press release, Michigan State Police say several of the miniature mares were pregnant. All horses were transported to a local boarding facility and will be evaluated by a veterinarian.

Michigan State Police troopers from the Gladstone Post seized 134 dogs from a puppy mill Monday.

Troopers say they were sent to check for a horse in the road Monday and ended up busting a puppy mill at a residence in Delta County’s Maple Ridge Township. No further details about the location were released.

Sixty-five adult dogs and 69 puppies were seized. Troopers say many of the dogs were pregnant or recently had a litter of puppies. Some of the dogs were suspected of being malnourished. The investigation continues and the dogs will be evaluated by a veterinarian.

Possible criminal charges are being sought with the Delta County Prosecutor’s Office.

Investigators were assisted by the Delta Animal Shelter in taking possession and housing the animals. The Delta County Sheriff’s Office also assisted at the location.

In a Facebook post Tuesday morning, the Delta Animal Shelter is asking for donations to help the dogs.

We need help. This just one of the moms with puppies. 134 dogs, mostly female with puppies or pregnant were removed...

Posted by Delta Animal Shelter on Tuesday, August 25, 2020

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