Stories like this one, though, make me want to go running to the Humane Society to put down the adoption money ASAP. Not even the world's most obnoxious breed (Pomeranians -- a designation they acquired back when I delivered newspapers in junior high) deserves this:
"Three-quarters of a mile before you got to the property, you could smell the urine, the feces and the death," said Scotlund Haisley,
emergency services director for the U.S. Humane Society.
Video on the national organization's Web site http://www.hsus.org/ showed dogs packed as many as 20 each into dog crates, or running loose throughout the building.
"There was a great deal of suffering," Haisley said. "Starvation. Dead animals. Animals that were shot. Bullets in the animals. Animals living in tiny cages on top of their own feces, and burns on their skin from urine and feces."
The Humane Society removed over 700 dogs from the property. 150 came to Atlanta; the others are going to other shelters around the country.
No wonder so many of those irritating yippers are incredibly obnoxious and impossible to housebreak -- the poor little bastards are insane from having been born and raised in the canine equivalents of concentration camps.