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      Dogs seized in puppy mill bust almost ready for adoption

      Four of the five dogs with their handlers

      The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office, in North Carolina, is helping find homes for five German Shepherds seized in a puppy mill bust in Duplin County last month.

      People wanting to adopt Cinderella, Snow White, Rapunzel, Jasmin and Aladdin, will have to go through an application process because the dogs have special needs due to the situation in which they were living.

      On March 21, the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Animal Protective Services Unit was contacted by the North Carolina Chapter of the Humane Society of the United States for help placing more than 50 dogs that had been seized as a result of the bust.

      The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office took five of them. The dogs were covered in filth and feces and had a horrific odor, according to the sheriff's office. The dogs were timid and cowering.

      Animal care specialists with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office have been caring for the dogs for the past two weeks and say the dogs are showing tremendous improvement.

      The dogs are getting socialization and positive reinforcement training and are looking much better thanks to careful bathing, grooming, adequate shelter and proper care, the sheriff's office said.

      The application process begins Monday. You can contact the BCSO at (910) 253-2777.

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