90 dogs rescued in Ripley County

Thursday, August 25, 2011

DONIPHAN, Mo. (AP) -- About 90 dogs have been rescued from what the Humane Society of Missouri is calling a hoarder in Southeast Missouri.

The Humane Society's Animal Cruelty Task Force and officers from the Ripley County Sheriff's Department removed the dogs Wednesday from a property near Doniphan. The dogs are mostly mixed breeds ranging in age from week-old puppies to elderly dogs.

The Humane Society says many of the dogs were very thin with skin infections, eye injuries and parasites. Several dog carcasses and remains were reportedly scattered around the property.

The animals were brought to the Humane Society headquarters in St. Louis. A disposition hearing is Sept. 7 in Doniphan. The sheriff's department says no arrests were made.

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