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UPDATE: Puppy Mill Owner Charged For Resisting Police

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We have an update on a story we brought you back in April.

Police seized more than 150 dogs from a puppy mill in Missaukee county earlier this spring, and now the man who owned the animals is facing another charge.   

Today John Jones was formally charged with obstructing and resisting police when the dogs were taken. 
Deputies say Jones didn't follow commands to get out of the way so police started to physically move him and he got into a scuffle. 
The animal neglect case was handled in civil court.



UPDATE: An update to a story we first told you about last week.

Some of the 150 dogs removed from JRT John's Jack Russell Terrier Kennel in Lake City have been moved out of state.

Some of them are now recovering at the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center at St. Hubert's Animal Center in Madison, New Jersey.

John Jones is accused of running two kennels without a license and in unhealthy conditions.


Dozens of dogs seized from what's being called a puppy mill in northern Michigan are one step closer to finding permanent homes.

The dogs were removed by the Missaukee County Sheriffs Office, Roscommon Animal Shelter, and the ASPCA because unacceptable conditions at the mill.

The investigation started years ago and in February, owner John Jones was in court, accused of operating a kennel without a license.

Officers took the dogs from two separate locations owned by JRT John's Jack Russell Terriers near Lake City on Thursday.

According to the ASPCA, the group of more than 160 dogs are in pretty good health.

About 30 dogs were transported to other shelters both in and out of the state on Friday.

The remaining dogs will receive medical and behavioral examinations at the Roscommon County before they will be up for adoption.

The Roscommon Animal Shelter says they will have some of the dogs up for adoption in the next few weeks. They can be reached at (989) 366.0260 ext. 1.