150 Dogs, Tiger Rescued From Mo. Dog Breeder

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150 Dogs, Tiger Rescued From Mo. Dog Breeder
Same Breeder Raided 2 Years Ago

POSTED: 2:24 pm CST February 19, 2009  http://www.kcci.com/news/18752453/detail.html

SENECA, Mo. — The Humane Society of Missouri said it rescued more than 150 dogs and a Bengal tiger from a substandard dog breeder near Seneca.

The group said the rescue Thursday with the Newton County Sheriff's Department was its second major puppy mill raid in less than a week.

It said the dogs' cages were covered with waste and they had no food or water.

About 30 puppies and four pregnant canines were among the dogs taken to St. Louis for treatment pending a custody hearing March 9. The adult tiger was taken to a Springfield zoo.

The same breeder in Newton County was raided two years ago. The state seized 150 dogs but didn't file charges.

The Humane Society also raided a breeder in Greene County on Feb. 13 and rescued 100 Yorkies.

Missouri Humane Society rescues more than 360 dogs

SENECA | More than 200 dogs and a Bengal tiger have been rescued from a dog breeding facility near the southwest Missouri town of Seneca.

The state Department of Agriculture has confirmed that it stripped the kennel operator of her breeder's license almost a year and a half ago.

A veterinarian with the Department of Agriculture, Jerry Eber, says Jewel Bond had agreed to shut down the kennel and surrender her breeder's license after the state seized more than 150 animals in July 2007.

Eber says she had agreed to voluntarily turn over the animals to the state in exchange for charges not being brought against her.

The Missouri Humane Society said in a news release that the dogs' cages were covered with animal waste, and the animals had no food or water.


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