42 dogs, two hamster cages rescued from unlicensed breeder in Lee County

LEE COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG) – The Iowa Animal Rescue League said it rescued 42 dogs and two hamster cages from dire conditions at an unlicensed breeder in southeast Lee County on Tuesday. from Iowa.

In a press release, the nonprofit said nearly every room in the house was filled with dogs and puppies in wire cages stacked on top of each other, sometimes with two or three adult dogs per cage. .

The non-profit organization said the breeds include everything from Great Danes, Weimaraners and Dachshunds to Corgis who have been forced to live in their own waste.

The association’s medical team treated and vaccinated the dogs. Many of them would have been skinny and covered in fleas. Mothers with nursing puppies were sent to foster homes.

The group also found 41 hamsters piled on top of each other and covered in feces in two small cages. He said two of the hamsters had injuries so severe they had to be humanely euthanized to prevent further suffering.

It comes after Muscatine police rescued 42 dogs from dangerous living conditions in a mobile home in Fruitland, Iowa earlier this month. The Animal Rescue League also rescued 514 dogs from rural Iowa properties owned by a Seymour, Iowa man last year.

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