“Several of the cages had so many dogs inside that the dogs were unable to move freely and some were stepping on top of one another and there was no food or water inside of the U-Haul,” the affidavit states.
The dogs were all taken into the care of Oklahoma City Animal Welfare.
As a result of the investigation, authorities arrested Dexter Manuel and Linda Manuel on 36 complaints of animal cruelty.
Officials say evidence of a large puppy mill operation was established at the couple’s home.
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