100 Dogs Seized From Mo. Breeder
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FENTON, Mo. (AP) _ Nearly 100 dogs were rescued Tuesday from a breeding kennel so filthy that dogs had developed skin diseases, parasites and infected eyes and ears, authorities said.
The dogs had matted hair and appeared to have both internal and external parasites, said Katherine McGowan of the Humane Society of Missouri. The animals were living on concrete floors covered with urine and feces.
Frank and Karen Wilson, the owners of Guys and Dolls Kennel, were present as the 94 dogs, including 23 puppies, were removed. No charges were immediately filed.
The dogs will not be euthanized if they respond to treatment, McGowan said.
About 20 dogs were removed from the facility two months ago, said Dr. Jerry Eber, veterinarian for the state agriculture department.
``Everybody deserves due process,″ Eber said. ``I felt like they needed to have the opportunity to make it right.″