Gary Willoughby, director of the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare in Aiken County, says they will be taking in some of those pets.
"We could end up with as many as 50 dogs, just depending on if we can handle that many at this time.
But that's what we're looking like, and they probably would get here sometime next week," he
"We've dealt with several puppy mills over the years, we took in 25 or 30 dogs from Orangeburg a couple of years ago," Willoughby
There are no laws against puppy mills in South Carolina, something Willoughby
team is working to change.
"This is another example of why it's so necessary to have some regulations and controls over this.
It's just inhumane," he
They've already had a lot of questions about adopting the rescued pets, but he
says there is a way you can help those pets right now.
"In the meantime, there are a lot of other great dogs needing homes right now, which will help us even be able to rescue more from the puppy mills if they can consider adopting faster," Willoughby