Many of them were seized from a Douglas County breeder earlier this week after the Lawrence Humane Society heard complaints about a breeder who was giving away dogs. Humane society director Midge
Grinstead said Thursday the dogs were in terrible condition.
She said ``They smelled like a sewer'' after being left outside in the weather by the breeder. Shelter employees who visited the breeder contacted state animal health officials, who later sent the dogs to the Lawrence shelter.
Topeka's Helping Hands Humane Society also received five of the dogs, all shih tzus. The shelter says the dogs were sent to a groomer and are currently at a veterinarian, being spayed and neutered. They then will be put up for adoption.
Grinstead said her shelter this week received 50 more animals
that were seized by the state from a breeder in southeast Kansas.
The dogs -- most of them small breeds -- are being prepared for adoption.
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