When Michelle Adkins turned on the news Dec. 13, 2011, she was moved to act.
More than 200 animals had been seized from Terri and Kenneth Smith, and Adkins wanted to help.
“It blew my mind,” Adkins said of the television news footage.
The Smiths both faced 218 counts of 2nd degree animal cruelty. One week after the raid by Henry County Animal Control — who alleged that the Smiths were operating a puppy mill — Kenneth Smith killed himself.