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Police: 150 dogs, one dead, found at suspected puppy mill owned by Tiffin couple

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TIFFIN, OH (TiffinOhio.net News) — The Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office says a Tiffin man and woman are facing possible criminal prosecution and charges after a search warrant unveiled a suspected puppy mill on Thursday.

The sheriff’s office says a search warrant was signed for them to enter the puppy mill at 5046 State Highway 53, where they found 150 dogs in total — one of them deceased and 149 removed and homed at the Humane Society of Wyandot County.

Orville Alabaugh and Debbra Alabaugh, both of Tiffin, own the puppy mill, according to the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office. They say the couple could face potential criminal prosecution and charges through the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

Assisting the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office with the investigation was the Upper Sandusky Police Department, State of Ohio Department of Agriculture, Wyandot County Dog Warden, Wyandot County Health Department, Wyandot County E.M.A and the Wyandot County Prosecutor’s Office.

“A very special thank you goes to Kristen Montgomery, D.V.M, Animal Clinic of Upper Sandusky, and the Humane Society of Wyandot County, who were, and continue to assist with the evaluation and humane treatment of the seized animals,” a press release from the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office stated.

The matter will be referred to the Wyandot County Prosecutor’s Office and/or the Upper Sandusky Municipal Court for appropriate charges.

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