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Tony, a Shih Tzu puppy confiscated last week, is shown in a before and after photo. He, along with 18 other puppies, were taken from a rural breeder in Roseau County and cleaned up at the Pennington County Humane Society in Thief River Falls, Minn. The Roseau County Sheriff's Office is investigating.

Roseau County puppy mill surrenders 18 dogs

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A woman surrendered 18 small dogs in poor condition to the Pennington County Humane Society last week and she is the target of an investigation by the Roseau County Sheriff's Office.


A Roseau County deputy accompanied Humane Society personnel in picking up the dogs Friday from a rural residence.

"We took them more for the safety aspect," Roseau County Sheriff Steve Gust said Tuesday. "We will see what else we can do."

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