A necropsy on one of the dogs revealed the cause of death was starvation.
The property owner has not yet been identified because charges have yet to be laid.
Most of the nearly 200 from the property were ushered to an emergency shelter set up specifically for the rescue. They will be examined, vaccinated and treated - and ultimately, they will find real homes.
With those new homes and real families, the ordeal these animals went through will eventually fade. But until everyone adopts pets from shelters and rescues, rather than buying them from a store, the pet mill cycle will continue to grind on.