On December 15, 2011, Wayside Waifs received dozens of dogs rescued from a puppy mill in southwest Missouri. 42 dogs were surrendered by the dog breeder. According to NBC Action News in Kansas City, that man also surrendered his dog breeding license.
The dogs are mostly small breed and all are in need of medical attention. According to Wayside Waifs, it was clear the dogs had never received proper medical care, food or shelter. They observed mammary tumors, eye infections, and severe dental problems among other medical issues. The Wayside Waifs medical team is addressing a number of health issues, beginning with routine vaccinations.
Some of the dogs rescued could be available for adoption as soon as next week. For information about adopting one of these puppy mill survivors, contact Wayside Waifs at www.waysidewaifs.org Wayside Waifs is the largest no-kill animal shelter in the Kansas City area.