Originally posted on CBS Charlotte:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Humane Society of Charlotte has rescued 19 dogs from a breeder in western North Carolina.
Officials say the dogs were confined in concrete kennels in a building with a leaky roof and no heating or air conditioning. Some of the Maltese-breed dogs had matted hair and wet fur. Others suffered from dental and eye problems.
The dogs were rescued Saturday after the owner of a western North Carolina puppy operation agreed to give them up.