Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Fox 9 News reporting
Animal Humane Society was recently called in by authorities to assist in ceasing operations of a commercial breeding facility in a rural Minnesota county. The call to AHS came after authorities there responded to three different calls about the operation.
At this facility, a high number of dogs of various breeds were found living in deplorable conditions. They were not provided exercise and experienced little to no human contact leaving them unsocialized and scared of the outside world.
AHS Humane Agent Keith Streff convinced the owners to surrender the animals into the care of AHS in order to get them into a safe and healthy environment. On Thursday, January 14, Agent Streff returned to the facility with a team from AHS to rescue the 51 dogs housed there.
Watch Rob Olson from Fox 9's report on the story
AHS staff has since been working tirelessly to get these animals into new homes this week. It is also working with Animal Allies in Duluth, Tri-County Humane Society in St. Cloud, and local rescue groups A Rotta Love and Pet Haven to provide special treatment and care for the dogs most affected by their previous environment.
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Puppy and Kitten Mill Bill
This case is one of many in recent years that AHS has investigated and a fulgent example of why AHS and its animal welfare partners are moving forward in their efforts to pass the Minnesota Puppy and Kitten Mill Bill (S.F. 7/H.F 253).
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