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Dozens of Dogs & Cats Found in Apartment

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These cats were among those found in 'deplorable' conditions in the first raid last week in Franklin County. (photo from Humane Society)

By AP/KWMU

St. Louis, MO – The Humane Society found 54 dogs and cats in a one-bedroom apartment in Franklin County Monday.

The woman who lives there also owns a nearby farm where more than 200 animals were seized less than a week ago.

Humane Society officials say two rescues from the same person is unprecedented. It's not known whether Gloria Sutter will be charged with any crime.

Humane Society officials say the animals rescued Monday had respiratory and eye problems. They were in kennels throughout the woman's apartment in Union.

Sutter, 66, has run Vanovia Animal Sanctuary near the town of St. Clair for a quarter century. Officials have taken animals they believed were mistreated from her farm in the past. She has pursued court action previously to try and prevent the raids.

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