WARE SHOALS, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina say they have found more than 270 dogs and other animals in appalling conditions at what they called a puppy mill.
Laurens County deputies say someone called this week because they were concerned about the health of a puppy they bought at a home in Ware Shoals.
Deputies say the animals were stacked in cages on top of each other, covered in urine and feces.
Deputies charged 70-year-old Barbara Timms and 46-year-old Barry Davis with two counts of ill treatment of animals.
Authorities say the dogs were mostly Chihuahuas.
Chickens, ducks and rabbits were found on the property too.