Trenton Dog Owners Deny Running Puppy Mill
LEVY COUNTY- Two of the three people accused of animal cruelty and neglect in Trenton told TV20 the allegations are simply not true.
Susan Stocum, who was accused of animal cruelty said, "The dogs are fed, we have plenty of food. We have the flea stuff, we give them baths." Stocum and her daughter, Kathy Thomas, live with another roommate, William Rice, who was also accused. Until Thursday, they shared their home with 60 dogs.
Thomas said, "Maybe there was too many dogs but they never gave us a chance to clean the house up, or find homes for some of the dogs. They never gave us a chance." Both mother and daughter deny running a puppy mill and say most of the dogs are long time pets except for recently born puppies.
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