Adoptions open for dogs rescued from 'filthy' puppy mill in Indiana

Thursday, September 07, 2017 10:04AM
Bailey is a female French Bulldog. She 2 years old. (Lake County Indiana Animal Control and Adoption)
Boss is a male English Bulldog. He is 2 years old. (Lake County Indiana Animal Control and Adoption)
Penny (Left, female French Bulldog) and Poppy (Right, female English Bulldog) are a strongly bonded pair and must be adopted out together. Penny is 1 year old and Poppy is 3 1/2 ye (Lake County Indiana Animal Control and Adoption)
Arianna is a female Leonberger/Sarplaninac. She is approximately 5 years old. (Lake County Indiana Animal Control and Adoption)
Asia is a female American Bully. She is 4 years old. (Lake County Indiana Animal Control and Adoption)
Baby Spice is a female American Bully. She is 13 weeks old. (Lake County Indiana Animal Control and Adoption)
Brandy is a female Leonberger/Sarplaninc. She is 5 years old. (Lake County Indiana Animal Control and Adoption)
Brutus is a male American Bully. He is approximately 2 years old. (Lake County Indiana Animal Control and Adoption)
Fiona is a female American Bully. She is 1 1/2 years old. (Lake County Indiana Animal Control and Adoption)
Shasta is a female French Bulldog. She is 3 years old. (Lake County Indiana Animal Control and Adoption)
Coco is a female American Bully. She is 4 years old. (Lake County Indiana Animal Control and Adoption)
Heidi is a female Leonberger/Sarplaninac. She is 5 years ol She is very sweet. (Lake County Indiana Animal Control and Adoption)
Ginger Spice is a female American Bully. She is 13 weeks old and super sweet. (Lake County Indiana Animal Control and Adoption)
Czar is a male American Bully. He is 4 1/2 years old. (Lake County Indiana Animal Control and Adoption)
Jabba is a male French Bulldog. He is 1 1/2 years old. (Lake County Indiana Animal Control and Adoption)
Scary Spice is a female American Bully. She is 13 weeks old and loves to play. (Lake County Indiana Animal Control and Adoption)
Sporty Spice is a female American Bully. She is 13 weeks old and loves to play. (Lake County Indiana Animal Control and Adoption)
Genie (Left, female French Bulldog) and Willow (Right, female American Bully) are a strongly bonded pair and must be adopted together. Genie is 1 year old and Willow is 3 years old (Lake County Indiana Animal Control and Adoption)
Minnie is a female American Bully. She is 4 years old. (Lake County Indiana Animal Control and Adoption)
Tullulah is a female American Bully. She is 4 1/2 years old. (Lake County Indiana Animal Control and Adoption)
Lucifer is a male French Bulldog. He is 4 years old. (Lake County Indiana Animal Control and Adoption)
CROWN POINT, Indiana - Adoptions are now open for more than 20 dogs who were rescued from an alleged puppy mill in northwest Indiana four months ago.

WLS-TV reports, Lake County Indiana Animal Control and Adoption began accepting adoption applications this week for American bulldogs, French bulldogs, Leonberger/Sarplaninacs and an English bulldog. However, adoptions are limited to residents within a 50 mile radius of the shelter.



The dogs have been cared for by the shelter since May 3, when Lake County Sheriff's deputies raided Stevce Rajcinoski's property and rescued 68 dogs being kept in deplorable conditions in a barn.

Rajcinoski faces charges of animal mutilation, animal neglect and practicing veterinary medicine without a license.

Stevce Rajcinoski



Sheriff John Buncich said some of the dogs had never seen daylight. They were kept in a barn that he described as "filthy."


"Very sick individual, he doesn't have a license that we could find," said Buncich.

The deputies who rescued the dogs also found scalpels and other surgical equipment. Authorities said C-sections were performed on at least 11 of the dogs.

Dog carcasses were found buried behind the building, authorities said.

For more information on the shelter's adoption process, see their Facebook post.
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