(WXYZ) - Several animal rescue groups teamed up to seize more than 150 dogs from two alleged puppy mills in Lake City, Michigan.
According the groups, the breeding facilities were called JRT John's Jack Russell and Shiba Inu Kennel. Most of the dogs that were rescued were Jack Russell Terriers and Shiba Inus.
Most of the dogs were living in outdoor enclosures, with little protection from the elements and no access to clean water, according to crews who assisted with the rescue. Many of the dogs were afraid to be touched by humans.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals provided pictures taken during the rescue.
A majority of the dogs are being treated at a rescue shelter near Lake City, but approximately 20 dogs were transported to the Michigan Humane Society's Rochester Hills Center for Animal Care.
To find out more information about the Michigan Humane Society, call (248) 283-1000.