People in one Montgomery County community say a local woman is running a puppy mill from her home. The woman says she is a legitimate breeder but residents say the dogs are living in deplorable conditions. "I've seen videos and evidence, pictures of abuse, shovels knocking dogs out killing them burying them out by the creek. I mean its just gut wrenching what's going on here," said a man who used to work nextdoor.
Residents say the owner of the business is Angela Powell. The dogs on the property were covered in their own filth with no clean water in sight. Gary Collins used to work nextdoor but, not anymore, because he says the conditions were out of control.
"They are always fighting the dogs are always fighting, they don't get fed properly, they have no clean drinking water, they sleep in standing green water it's just pitiful conditions for dogs for that many in such a small area," said Collins.
Locals from the area say they are working to get it shut down but, they say authorities and the department of agriculture aren't doing anything about it.
Nearly 500 dogs were living on this property at one point. Powell's father, Jerry Powell says nearly half have been moved to another location in Candler County.
"And I love her, there ain't no saying i don't but she's just got into a bad situation i don't think she know's how to get out of but she's gon have to. she's going to have to do something with this mess. someone is going to have to do something," said Powell.
According to WSAV, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department said they have reached a resolution in the case. They would not say what that resolution was.
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