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Outside Dogs from Midland County Backyard Breeder are Safe with Rescue Groups

Miss Molly was rescued by Westie Rescue of Michigan

Miss Molly was rescued by Westie Rescue of Michigan

Recently, a story about some small breed dogs being housed outside in rabbit hutches sparked outrage in Midland County and all over the country as the photos went viral. Many people contacted Midland County to ask that something be done to protect the dogs but the Sheriff had said that no laws were being broken. On February 6th, Midland County Sheriff Scott Stephenson met with the family that owns the dogs at this kennel. After a lengthy conversation, the family chose to voluntarily surrender all of the dogs that were being kept in the outside kennels. The animals were transported by the Animal Control Division of the Sheriff’s Department and arrangements were made to turn the animals over to previously contacted animal rescue groups. Continue reading

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