Humane Society of Missouri finds nine dogs dead, rescues 31

5 months 2 weeks 6 days ago January 05, 2017 Jan 5, 2017 Thursday, January 05 2017 Thursday, January 05, 2017 2:49:00 PM CST in News
By: Jacob Kornhauser, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

BENTON COUNTY - The Humane Society of Missouri found 40 dogs in what they called "filthy, crowded living conditions" in Benton County Thursday. Nine of the dogs were dead, the other 31 were rescued and transported to the Humane Society of Missouri's headquarters in St. Louis. 

Surviving dogs are extremely thin and many are missing eyes. They were all found in a home on a floor covered in urine and feces. 

The dogs range from six months old to 12-15 years old. 

The Benton County Sheriff's Department was alerted to the situation by a concerned neighbor. Agreeing he can't properly take care of the dogs, the owner has surrendered ownership to the Humane Society of Missouri. 

After being examined by veterinarians at the Humane Society of Missouri, the dogs will be put up for adoption as soon as possible.

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