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Pugs and other dogs rescued from breeder

(Humane Society photo of one of the rescued pugs)


St. Louis, MO – The Humane Society of Missouri and other authorities have rescued 36 animals believed to be endangered on a breeder's property in southwest Missouri.

The group said the owner could no longer care for the animals and voluntarily surrendered them.

The rescue happened Thursday on property near Collins, Mo. The St. Clair County Sheriff's Department assisted.

The rescued animals include 30 Pugs, both adults and puppies; two adult Boston Terriers; one adult Blue Heeler; two domestic rabbits and one cat.

Some of the animals were thin, had eye problems and appeared to have upper respiratory infections. They will be cared for and housed at the Humane Society and will become available for adoption.


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