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Indiana business named on U.S. Humane Society's worst puppy mills

Indiana business named on U.S. Humane Society's worst puppy mills
Posted at 7:16 AM, May 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-22 07:22:54-04

LOOGOOTEE, Ind. -- A southern Indiana puppy mill was named on the United States Humane Society's "Horrible Hundred" list for 2017, a listing of the pet businesses with the worst practices.

John E. and Rosanna Raber's business in Loogootee, Indiana was on the list, mostly from underweight puppies. 

The listing uses information from USDA inspection records. 

The Rabers' report is from a Oct. 5, 2016 inspection.

Inspectors found nine underweight puppies with their ribs showing, two puppies with liquid diarrhea and an adult boxer with open cuts with exposed muscle tissue. None of the animals had been to a veterinarian.

The licensee claimed he had been trying to treat the animals himself. He also said two of the adult boxers had been in a fight, but had only been treated with an herbal "topical treatment."

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Read the Humane Society's full 2017 report below: