More Than 70 Dogs Removed From Breeding Facility
MONETT (AP) - More than 70 dogs of various breeds are now being cared for by the Humane Society of Missouri after being removed from a breeding facility in southwest Missouri.
The Missouri Department of Agriculture said Thursday that the dogs were rescued in the first case under Missouri's new Canine Cruelty Prevention Act signed into law in April. There was no immediate word on whether the owner would face charges.
Authorities say the dogs taken from Moser Kennel in Monett included poodles, beagles, labs and other breeds.
The state ag department says violations were identified in recent inspections. Inspectors say they found unclean drinking water, standing water in dog houses and trash. The facility was also cited for euthanizing dogs with gunshots.