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Hundreds Of Dogs, Alive And Dead, Found At Nightmare Property Where Woman Ran Illegal Puppy Mill

Published: January 21, 2021 at 09:51 AM Author: Penny Eims

Grundy County, Tennessee – A nightmare situation was discovered at Margaret Allanson’s property in Grundy County, Tennessee. The authorities found over 250 dogs and puppies on the property, in addition to hundreds of deceased dogs.

This isn’t a first for Allanson – back in 2012, the local authorities were called to her property and found over 100 dogs and puppies, but she wasn’t prosecuted, and the initial situation has morphed into a huge, cruel, nightmare.

Margaret Allanson is charged with Aggravated Animal Cruelty – please sign the petition today to ensure that this woman does NOT receive a plea deal. She must receive the maximum sentence AND be prohibited from ever owning an animal again.

This wasn’t just a case of hoarding – Margaret Allanson was making money by selling puppies. Cynthia Turner, a volunteer for Dogs on Borrowed Time, told News Channel 9, “We did look at her LSN (Local Sales Network) account, and there were three Blue Healer puppies that she had listed for $300 each.”

A rescuer created a social media post about the horrific discovery at Allanson’s property – it reads in part:

“This is what nightmares are made of people. In 2012 another group came in and took over 100 dogs off property and then later another rescue and yet here we are again. Hopefully, the legal system works and the owner will not be allowed to own another dog.”

Margaret Allanson’s property was deplorable. The dogs found there were living in filthy, inhumane conditions, and hundreds suffered and died. This woman must be brought to justice! Your signatures and comments will be presented to officials, along with our letter demanding that she be forbidden from owning animals in the future and that she receive the maximum sentence for the aggravated animal cruelty charge.

News:

News Channel 9

Pet Rescue Report

Individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Update 11/19/2022: Animal Victory spoke with  Kelly in the circuit court’s office, the next court date is set for 12/12/2022 at 9:00 am.

Update 7/23/2022: Animal Victory spoke to the General Sessions court clerk and learned that the next scheduled court date is August 8, 2022, at 8 a.m. 

Update 2/23/2022: Animal Victory has spoken with the court receptionist and learned that the next court date is scheduled for June 13, 2022.

Update 8/5/2021: The criminal clerk’s office has informed Animal Victory that the next court date is scheduled for August 17, 2021.

Update 2/18/2021: The Clerk of Courts Office has advised Animal Victory that the next court date has not yet been assigned as they are waiting on assessment papers. We have learned that all of the dogs from this seizure tested positive for heartworms, seven of them died and 217 are still in holding; no adoption plans are currently in place.

Update 1/26/2021:  Prosecutor David McGovern has been assigned to the case. The first court date was in General Session Court on Jan 19. Read our letter here.

PRIOR SIGNATURES: 16016

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Hundreds Of Dogs, Alive And Dead, Found At Nightmare Property Where Woman Ran Illegal Puppy Mill

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PETITION SIGNATURES:
9,133 Jo Hewitt Dec 01, 2022
9,132 Delia Carpenter Dec 01, 2022
9,131 Robin Estey Dec 01, 2022
9,130 Magdalina Montero Dec 01, 2022
9,129 Laura Hein Despicable!!! PLEASE PROSECUTE TO THE HIGHEST DEGREE! NEVER allow ownership of ANY ANIMAL EVER AGAIN! PLEASE NO LESSER DEAL ACCEPTABLE!! LONGEST JAIL TIME PLEASE!~ SHE'S A MURDERER!!!! Dec 01, 2022
9,128 Suanne Peine Put that woman away. She is mean to animals. All they want is someone to love them, take care of them & be their forever. er home. Dec 01, 2022
9,127 Alexandra Haenisch Dec 01, 2022
9,126 Yasi Moez Dec 01, 2022
9,125 Maureen Phinney Dec 01, 2022
9,124 Christina Martinez Dec 01, 2022
9,123 Marilyn White Dec 01, 2022
9,122 Pamela by Robertson No excuse for such terrible cruelty. She must be fully prosecuted and banned from ever owning another animal Dec 01, 2022
9,121 Marie Brabant Dec 01, 2022
9,120 Ana Castro Dec 01, 2022
9,119 Lena Ericsson Dec 01, 2022
9,118 J D LET THE POS STARVE TO DEATH!! Dec 01, 2022
9,117 Debi Lindsay Dec 01, 2022
9,116 Kari Grimm If only she could be sent to the local human trafficking human mill, that’s my vote Dec 01, 2022
9,115 franka galic Dec 01, 2022
9,114 Rebecca Riefberg Dec 01, 2022
9,113 Leora Reeves Dec 01, 2022
9,112 Tina Baker 5 years each dead dog, that way she dies caged in too Dec 01, 2022
9,111 Haley Marino Dec 01, 2022
9,110 Mary Parham What a horrible thing for that woman to do! No plea deal. Toss her in jail, a month for every dead animal! Dec 01, 2022
9,109 BRENDA HAIN She deserves to rot in a filthy jail Dec 01, 2022
9,108 sarah weisberg Dec 01, 2022
9,107 Alicia Faz Dec 01, 2022
9,106 Neil Davies Dec 01, 2022
9,105 Marge Gelsleichter Dec 01, 2022
9,104 Tamara Hines Dec 01, 2022

PRIOR SIGNATURES : 16016