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Accused Harriman puppy mill operator surrenders dogs

Staff Report • Dec 14, 2009 at 12:00 AM

KINGSTON - An elderly Harriman woman this morning surrendered to Roane County authorities the remaining dogs she had from what officials allege was a puppy mill they say she operated for years.

The action confiscating 14 animals from Marjorie Dodd's Poland Hollow Road property drew applause from animal rescue group members present for her Sessions Court appearance.

Left uncertain: the fate of another estimated 66 dogs and puppies that were on her property following a Nov. 4 raid, when officials seized 28 dogs with the most severe health problems. John Sanchez, an investigator with the Roane County District Attorney's Office, said an effort is under way to learn what happened to those animals.

Read the full report at the Knoxville News Sentinel Web site.

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