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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 Channel 9

Pet Rescue Report

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

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 clerks 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.


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

199 signatures = 1% of goal

199 Cornelia Herschel I can't tell how much I hate these ignorant, indifferent monsters who let the animals that depend on them suffer and even die without caring. They should suffer exactly the same fate as the animals!!!!!! Jun 23, 2022
198 Olga Espinoza Jun 23, 2022
197 Rochelle Massey Jun 21, 2022
196 Angela Steinberg Jun 18, 2022
195 Debbie Mccollum Jun 12, 2022
194 Carie Matriciano Jun 02, 2022
193 Grace Vendemio Jun 02, 2022
192 Sara Sampkin May 29, 2022
191 Janice VanMarter May 29, 2022
190 Patti Molero May 14, 2022
189 Alessia Di Buono May 14, 2022
188 Ava Fox May 06, 2022
187 Ava Fox May 06, 2022
186 Adrienne Kaiser May 05, 2022
185 Angela Dennis May 05, 2022
184 Deborah knox Evil May 01, 2022
183 Cheryl Harlow Apr 29, 2022
182 Mitra Pejman Apr 29, 2022
181 karin schmitz Apr 25, 2022
180 Frank Schultz Apr 24, 2022
179 Sharon Hasek Apr 21, 2022
178 Caroline Van Haeften Margaret Allanson’s belongs in jail, made to pay a large fine, never to own or work with animals again under any circumstances. We need an animal abuse registry! This evil woman belongs on it. Apr 21, 2022
176 Roslyn Pollinger Apr 20, 2022
175 Sydney Allrud Apr 10, 2022
174 Michael Casella Apr 08, 2022
173 Juliana Jordan-Huber Apr 05, 2022
172 Jocelyn Warburton Apr 01, 2022
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