170 dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens were rescued from a house near Senatobia last week in what investigators said was a puppy mill.
"It breaks my heart,” Shanda Flynn said. “It's sad to know that money and things like that are more important to people than these poor animals."
Flynn brought donations for animals in a warehouse in Hernando.
CLICK HERE to see more pictures of the animals.
The animals lived in deplorable conditions. Many of them were in cages with skin diseases, kittens with eyes matted shut, and larger dogs on chains in the front of the house. Some lived in dirt holes and one was chained under the house—pregnant and in labor.
That dog needed an emergency c-section, but still lost all of her puppies.
One puppy, six weeks old, was in a parrot cage with three week old kittens who were still nursing, but their mother was not with them.
Animal Rescue Corps has dozens of volunteers helping care for the animals. The group works with law enforcement to help in the rescue and initial care of the animals.