WACO -- The puppies seized from a local puppy mill will soon go to rescue groups across the state and even in Colorado.
The original owners did not appeal the ruling to grant the Waco Humane Society custody of the animals found living in feces near Riesel.
Now 74 of the 78 dogs taken in by the humane society on March 29, will go to rescue groups in Dallas, Austin and even Colorado.
Those groups will work to socialize the animals and provide proper medical treatment so they can then be adopted out.
"Their goal is also to help reduce the amount of animal--pet population by saving more lives by making these animals available for adoption and having them, not making them as a breeder--these animals will no longer breed," said Gina Ford, interim director of the Waco Humane Society.
The other four dogs are still at the humane society and are available for adoption as well.
To find out how and when you can adopt the animals sent to the rescue groups, go to www.humanesocietycentraltexas.org