St. Louis Public Radio News
3:24 pm
Tue November 12, 2002

Nearly 100 Dogs, Puppies Taken from Suburban Breeder

AP/KWMU – Nearly 100 dogs and puppies are being removed today from a commercial breeding operation in suburban St. Louis.

Authorities say the animals were neglected and living in inhuman conditions.

Humane Society officials say the dogs - 71 adults and 23 puppies - appeared to be suffering from severe neglect, skin diseases, infected eyes, ears and teeth.

None of the dogs will have to be euthanized, but many will require surgery. The Missouri Department of Agriculture joined the Humane Society and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department in the rescue.

The breeding facility, Guys and Dolls Kennel, is owned by Frank and Karen Wilson. The Wilsons would not comment.

No charges have been filed, but authorities say they may be later.