October 23, 2018
The Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force, in cooperation with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, rescued 32 dogs, 3 birds and one rabbit from a property near Truxton, Mo. in Lincoln County.
Among the dogs are nine newborn Chocolate Labrador puppies, five eight-week-old mixed-breed puppies, and at least three geriatric dogs. The remaining adult dogs are of various breeds including Dachshund, Pug, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Labrador and other mixed breeds. Two parakeets, one Guinea hen, one pigeon and one rabbit also were removed from the property.
The animals were found inside a home heavily smelling of ammonia and outside on the trash-strewn property. All animals were without visible food or water. Several of the dogs are severely matted and some are underweight. Injuries were found on several of the dogs.