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Friday, Feb 18, 2011County: Stone
Abuser names unreleased
On Friday night, the Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force, working in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Agriculture and the Stone County Sheriff's Department, rescued 74 Standard Collies and Bichon Frises from a licensed breeding facility near Crane, MO. The dogs included 33 adults and 41 puppies.
According to the Humane Society, the dogs were living inside half of a double-wide trailer home on the property inside which were numerous wire crates with dogs and puppies living in their own waste. Carpeting in the trailer was soaked with urine and feces. The odor of ammonia overwhelmed officials when they first entered the premises. Several sick, lethargic and listless dogs and puppies were found. Rescuers believe little to no veterinary care had been provided to the animals.
The Missouri Department of Agriculture revoked the breeders' license, which is called "Kneedeepincollies," following a routine inspection on February 17. Because of conditions, a request was made to the Stone County Sheriff to obtain a warrant for possible removal of the animals.
The rescued animals arrived early Saturday morning at the Humane Society of Missouri's Headquarters on Macklind Avenue in St. Louis.
A hearing will be held to determine permanent custody of the dogs on Feb. 28 in Galena, Mo. If custody is awarded to the Humane Society, the dogs will likely be placed up for adoption when they are healthy enough.
If you would like to help, please bring donations of rubber toys and towels to the Missouri Humane Society at 1201 Macklind in St. Louis. Of course, cash donations are always appreciated.
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