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Puppy Mill busted

  Surprise raid targets Straight Road trailer By Judith Lynch | Staff Writer WHORTONSVILLE – Early Wednesday, Pamlico County fought back. A small army of local law enforcement issued a warrant at the Straight Road home of Melissa Joyner, seizing approximately 20 dogs, one cat, one ferret and a parrot, all housed in deplorable, overcrowded and unsanitary conditions. Pamlico County Animal Control Officer Berkley Hill coordinated the raid with a major assist from the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Department. A host of animal rescue groups were also involved. One observer described t…