36 Dogs Rescued From Puppy Mill in Christian County

OZARK, Mo. (KMOX) — Thirty six Yorkshire Terriers and Maltese are on their way to St. Louis after being rescued from an unlicensed breeding facility near Ozark, Missouri Thursday.

The Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force was acted on information from a local animal control facility and the Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA).

All the dogs were housed in stacked crates left in the home owner’s basement. MDA says many of the dogs and puppies were living in their own waste, and the concrete floor was wet with urine. The dog appeared to be thin with coats matted with feces and urine. Also the only available water and food for the animals was contaminated with feces.

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Photo courtesy of The Humane Society of Missouri

The owner agreed to voluntarily surrender the animals to the Missouri Department of Agriculture. The dogs were immediately transferred to the Humane Society of Missouri’s Headquarters on Macklind Avenue in St. Louis for veterinary treatment and sheltering. The dogs should arrive later this afternoon.

As they become healthy over the next several weeks, hsmo wants to adopt out as many of the dogs as possible.

Interested adopters are asked to visit often the Humane Society of Missouri website www.hsmo.org to see all adoptable dogs.

Phone Numbers For The Public:
Report Animal Abuse: 314-647-4400
Donations: 314-951-1542

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