|Branson, MO Dog Rescued by HSMO..|
The Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force, working in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA), rescued 40 dogs and 52 other animals from a property in Branson (Taney County) Missouri on November 30, 2011. Animals included: doves, Conyer parrots, cockatiels, love birds, a Ringneck parrot, hamsters, cats, chinchillas, ferrets, rats, and rabbits.
According to HSMO, the animals were living in very unsanitary conditions with the overwhelming smell of urine obvious to the rescuers as they entered the house. Animals not free roaming were housed in substandard cages, crates and kennels throughout the house and outside of the owner's personal residence. Several of the dogs and birds appeared to be very thin and one dog has a long-standing, untreated injury to its paw. According to the owner, she was operating a personal animal rescue service.
The owner agreed to voluntarily surrender the animals to the Missouri Department of Agriculture, which immediately transferred permanent custody to the HSMO for veterinary treatment and shelter.
As these pets become healthy over the next several weeks, as many of them as possible will be made available for adoption. Interested adopters are asked to visit the Humane Society of Missouri web site to view all adoptable animals.