353 LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA9) -- Dozens of animals, including 55 dogs, nine bunnies and three cockatiels, rescued from a suspected Jefferson County, Ark., puppy mill will get a fresh start in Maryland.

On Wednesday, March 26, in Gaithersburg, the Humane Society of the United States will transfer the dogs to placement partners, including Animal Welfare League of Arlington, Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, the Humane Society of Calvert County, Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation, Washington Animal Rescue League and Washington Humane Society, who will work to get these great animals new, forever homes, according to a news release.

The Humane Society of the United States assisted in the rescue and removal of 180 animals in February after authorities discovered them living in filth and suffering from a lack of basic care.

Read or Share this story: http://on.wusa9.com/1oWtxpH