Humane Society rescues more than 150 animals from Morgan County property

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by Stephanie Baumer / KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on May 6, 2014 at 10:13 AM

Updated Tuesday, May 6 at 8:17 PM

(KMOV.com) – The Humane Society of Missouri rescued more than 150 animals that were living in squalor from a property in Morgan County, Mo.

The owner of the property in Barnett, Mo. voluntarily surrendered more than 60 cats, 60 dogs, 30 horses and three goats on Tuesday.

According to the Humane Society of Missouri, many of the cats were living in a trash-strewn trailer on the property and are suffering from upper respiratory disease, eye infections, severely matted coats and other maladies.  The various breeds of dogs rescued, including 2-week-old and 8-week-old puppies, were thin and suffering from parasites.  

The horses, including new foals and pregnant mares to adult horses and ponies, were also underweight and suffering from parasites. The Humane Society said one dead foal was found in a barrel on the property.

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office said they will pursue animal abuse charges in this case.

The Humane Society said that the cats and dogs were taken to their headquarters on Macklind Ave. in St. Louis for evaluation and treatment. The horses and goats were taken to the Longmeadow Rescue Ranch in Union, Mo.

The Humane Society said that due to the poor condition of the animals, it may be weeks before many of them will be available for adoption. 

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