150 Dogs And Bengal Tiger Rescued

The Humane Society of Missouri says it rescued more than 150 dogs and a Bengal tiger from a substandard dog breeder near Seneca.

The group says the rescue Thursday with the Newton County Sheriff's department was its second major puppy mill raid in less than a week.

It says the dogs' cages were covered with waste and they had no food or water.

About 30 puppies and four pregnant canines were among the dogs taken to St. Louis for treatment pending a custody hearing March 9.

The adult tiger was taken to a Springfield zoo. The same breeder in Newton County was raided two years ago. The state seized 150 dogs but didn't file charges.

The Humane Society also raided a breeder in Greene County on Feb. 13 and rescued 100 Yorkies.


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  • by Anonymous on Feb 22, 2009 at 06:20 AM
    this where some of obama money should be spend, put people out there to find this cruety, and fine them hard and jail time , i see alot of dogs out there that are mistreated ,and it comes from a lot of black people ,ride up and down the roads and look -you will see it , and report it , the dogs san not do it for themself it is up to you to help ---do it
  • by Dog lover Location: Greenville on Feb 21, 2009 at 06:55 PM
    While many breeders are very respectable, some people use it has a get rich quick scheme. There should be monthly checks on breeders to make sure they are following regulations
  • by Brian Location: Greenville on Feb 21, 2009 at 10:14 AM
    Obviously the breeders need to be watched more closely. This is just plain sick if you ask me. I hear rumor of a breeder in Winterville that actualy kills deformed puppies by smashing their heads with a brick. I hope it's just the rumor mill but over the years I have heard it from several different people. There sure are a lot of mean sick people out there.
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