Judge: No selling, adopting of alleged mill pups

February 26, 2010 3:42:55 PM PST
A judge has ruled that a south suburban humane society cannot sell or adopt out any of the dogs confiscated from two women accused of running a puppy mill.More than 50 dogs were seized approximately two weeks ago.

Pat Gorecki and her sister, Karen Brownfield, are accused of animal cruelty. However, no charges have been filed.

Their dogs were seized in what investigators described as deplorable conditions at a trailer park in St. Anne, Ill. in Kankakee County.

The women insist they are dog breeders and that they are not running a puppy mill.

The judge extended a temporary injunction and restraining order Friday against the south suburban Humane Society of Chicago Heights.

Another hearing on the issue will be held April 9.