On November 4, 2019 Stop Online Puppy Mills was contacted by a woman who had purchased a puppy online via PuppyFind.com. She met the breeder in a parking lot to pay for the puppy. When she saw the dog she immediately realized it wasn’t the dog she thought she was buying. The puppy was not the proper age, she asked the man if he may have confused her with somebody else. He said there was no confusion. The dog smelled like death as she put it and she did not want to leave the puppy with the man so she paid him and took the puppy. The puppy was sick and smelled horribly. She took the pup to the vet. The vet determined the dog was closer to eight months old as it already had a mouth full canines. The vet also determined that the paperwork and shot records that came with the pup were not real and did not match the dates and age of the dog. The vet also noticed the dog had been neutered but not by the conventional methods a vet would use. Something was really wrong and the lady who bought the dog was getting angry. She started to do some research, she watched the PuppyFind breeders page too. By searching the internet, BBB and social media sites she found other families who had the exact same or similar stories as hers. Their vets had also determined the same things, dogs neutered and false paperwork. She found this breeder was using PuppyFind to sell dogs under different names and towns. He was reposting the same photos of dogs for sale on PuppyFind but changed their names and ages. One of the dogs he reposted was the dog the lady thought she already bought. It was clearly a pattern to anyone who was watching. He met his victims in parking lots within a certain radius of his puppy mill. She found out his real name and that he was associated with two ladies that had been charged with animal cruelty and banned from having animals. This woman reached out to several other national animal organizations asking for help and Stop Online Puppy Mills was the only organization that listened. We took action right away, working together to gather more information. We found this trio of puppy sellers were well known animal abusers in their community and also had a website where they sold Rare Miniature Dachshunds. They had also been listed on the Humane Society’s 2017 Horrible Hundred list. Stop Online Puppy Mills reached out to the Guardians of Rescue for help. When the Guardians heard the case, it took them a minute to say they would help. From there the three of us worked together building a case against the puppy sellers. We were relentless. The evidence was building, so were the victims, everyone had the same stories. We knew where his property was, we spoke to neighbors who complained they couldn’t even go outside because the smell was so bad and the dogs were so loud. Miniature Dachshunds were found in horrible conditions dumped in surrounding counties. There is so much more. The laws in Tennessee are not strong and the Guardians were relentless when it came to working with the sheriff, helping them get the evidence they needed to get a search warrant. Thankfully, seven months later on June 20, 2020, the sheriff on his own terms decided to get a search warrant for the property. In the end, there were over 750 dogs and puppies found living in deplorable horrific squalor.