101 Dogs Rescued from Large Animal Hoarding Situation

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For Debbie Hill, who is the vice president of operations for the Humane Society of Missouri (also known as HSMO) she has never seen anything like it. The animal neglect and hoarding happening in a local home was almost overwhelming. There were one hundred and one dogs and some cats in tiny cages stacked throughout a tiny home that had no running water. The crates were full of animal waste so terrible it was actually pouring out of the crates and some animals did not have the ability to stand. It was time for the group to act, and the HSMO Animal Cruelty Task Force (ACT) rescued all of the animals from the home in Bates County, Missouri. After obtaining a warrant through the sheriff’s department, volunteers sprung into action to ensure every animal was removed from the situation.

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Volunteers say it is the worst conditions they have ever seen. Some of the dogs were confined to tiny cages while still others were left to roam and forage for food in the home, which had no running water or heat. It was a heartbreaking situation to be sure, but rescuers say many of the dogs greeted their human rescuers with wagging tails. The dogs were certainly scared, but seemed happy and excited at the idea of leaving that terrible place behind. Volunteers loaded up the animals one by one, placing them in clean kennels for transport. There were dogs of all shapes and sizes on the property, from older dogs to new mothers and puppies that were still nursing.

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The dogs were immediately transported to veterinarians that were standing by to assess the animals. Many of them were dirty with matted fur, skin infections, dental disease, and hair loss. The dogs all received much needed baths, too. The biggest obstacle will be helping these dogs to trust humans again and hopefully find new homes, too!

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