Florida police are investigating reports of puppies that were not registered with the state as “down syndrome” puppies.
Police responded to reports of missing puppies in Broward County, Florida, early Wednesday, after reports of them disappearing from a shelter.
Police found puppies at a home in Browards Estates and the owners had not been able to provide them to police, according to Broward Police spokeswoman Stephanie Dye.
A woman at the home said her daughter had been missing for months and that the dog had been adopted.
Dye said police received numerous reports from people who thought the puppies had been stolen from their homes.
Dade said the puppies were likely sold to puppy mills.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services told ABC News that it received several complaints from people saying they had puppies that appeared to be puppies, but they were not.