In July 2009, nearly 500 dogs were seized from Maggic Pets/Heddins Kennel, a puppy mill operating in the North Texas town of Bowie, in Montague County. Authorities took the dogs after complaints that the animals weren’t receiving proper veterinary care.
A report from the Humane Society of North Texas paints a devastating picture of rampant abuses at Maggic Pets/Heddins Kennel. Rescuers found pens with 12 to 15 dogs inside with no water. There were dogs with missing legs. Many dogs were suffering from skin and eye infections as well as advanced debilitating health conditions. A veterinarian who examined all the rescued dogs reported finding something wrong with every one of them.
Yet over a year later, still no charges have been filed against Cloyce and Carol Heddins, the owners and operators of this horrific puppy mill. If no charges are filed, the Heddins could very well go back to doing just what they were doing before, causing the suffering of even more dogs.
Don’t let this happen. Tell Montague County Attorney Ronald Walker to file cruelty-to-animals charges against Cloyce and Carol Heddins.