- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

CORINTH, Miss. (AP) - The owners of what authorities are describing as two large-scale Alcorn County puppy mills are scheduled for trial in justice court on Jan. 20 on charges of animal and livestock cruelty.

The Daily Corinthian reports (https://bit.ly/1sEKQlA ) that Larry and Juanita Meeks and Orville and Gloria Greenhaw each pleaded not guilty Tuesday to animal and livestock cruelty, neglect and abuse in connection with the October search and seizure of more than 170 animals by authorities.

The charges carry fines but no jail time. A first animal cruelty offense in Mississippi is a misdemeanor. The second offense is a felony.

Authorities say the dogs and cats were living in deplorable conditions with no access to clean water or food.

Groups transported the animals to various locations outside the county for medical treatment.

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Information from: The Daily Corinthian.


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