144 dogs seized from alleged Travelers Rest puppy mill; owner charged

144 dogs seized from alleged Travelers Rest puppy mill; owner charged


144 dogs seized from suspected puppy mill

A Travelers Rest woman is in trouble tonight after 144 dogs were seized from her property, Fox Carolina reported on July 17.

The Greenville County Sheriff's Department was called to a property in Travelers Rest where a large number of dogs were reported. Deputies have charged Lindsey Linstrom with eight counts in connection with 144 dogs who were seized and taken to Greenville County Animal Care Services.

Although Lindstrom denies running a puppy mill, she was cited for allegedly running a puppy mill and animal cruelty. Each charge carries up to a $1,000 fine and/or 30 days in jail. Lindstrom also insists the dogs were well cared for, and that deputies were taking away her livelihood.

Sources at GCACS say the dogs won't be up for adoption anytime soon, so it's likely many are in the same condition as those brought in from a puppy mill raid back in June.

During the June raid, 142 dogs were seized from a Fountain Inn puppy mill. Many had serious injuries, and a few of the dogs died. The owner of that puppy mill will go before the judge on July 26.

Greenville County Animal Care Services has just put the word out on their Facebook page that most of the animals seized are puppies, and the shelter once again needs help from the community.

The shelter is in desperate need of towels, blankets and canned dog food. Anyone who can help with these supplies can drop them off at their 328 Furman Hall Road location in Greenville.

More articles to follow as this latest case unfolds.