An Itawamba County woman is facing severe animal cruelty charges for allegedly running an abusive puppy mill in her residence, writes ilovemydogsomuch
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Itawamba County Sheriff deputies reportedly received a tip about the concerning state of the animals under the care of one Jayla Rogers. The deputies conducted a raid on Jayla’s property, and were able to rescue 18 dogs from deplorable living conditions. The decaying corpses of 2 dead puppies were also recovered.
Based on the initial findings, Bonnie was arrested and charged with cruelty to animals for failing to provide proper food and sustenance. However, she was later released after being issued an appearance ticket. Her hearing will take place in the Stamford Town Court within a few days.
The dogs and puppies have been taken in by “Save Rocky the Great Dane Rescue and Rehab”, while the raccoon is under the care of Fish and Game officers. These vulnerable creatures are all emaciated from prolonged starvation, and will require extensive treatment to heal from their intense physical and psychological trauma. They won’t be up for adoption due to the ongoing criminal investigation.
Jayla has been arrested on 5 counts of animal cruelty and is now being held at the Itawamba County Jail. She faces up to 6 months of prison time for each count, along with a fine of maximum $1,000. Considering her misdemeanor offense, her bond has been set at $5,000. Let’s make it known that the shameless acts of greedy breeders won’t be tolerated by the society.
Click the video below to watch how the skeletal and depressed animals were rescued from their hellish living situation.