TUPELO – A Tupelo woman is charged with animal cruelty after police allegedly discovered a puppy mill at her home.
Phyllis Wigington was charged after Tupelo Police officers were called to her home at 917 Terry Road earlier this week. After speaking with the homeowner, officers and Tupelo-Lee Humane Society staff entered the home and found about 50 dogs of various breeds, along with five guinea pigs.
The owner surrendered all the animals, and they were transported to TLHS for care.
Donna Jarrell, executive director of the humane society, said the animals are not currently available for review or adoption because the animal cruelty charge still needs to go before court.
The animals are currently being assessed by humane society staff and will be held until a court decision is made.