Wednesday evening, members of "Puppy Mill Awareness of Southeast Michigan" and the Black Pine Animal Sanctuary in Albion tried to present their case to the Noble County planning board.
They say the owner of Noble Kennels has been selling dogs with severe medical problems. Puppy Mill Awareness founder Pam Sordyl says several pet stores in the Detroit area were reported for selling sick dogs that were raised by Noble Kennels.
WFFT obtained a series of USDA inspection reports dating back to 2010 that detail at least 15 violations ranging from unsanitary conditions to serious medical issues.
Despite the group's intent to make their case to the Planning Commission on Wednesday, members were unable to voice their concerns. Planning commission rules only allow residents of adjacent and affected properties to weigh in during licensing discussions.
Members of the protest group say they will try to escalate their concerns to the Noble County Board of Commissioners to find a solution.