In Kansas City, Missouri, dozens of dogs underweight, neglected and frightened were rescued on Thursday and are being cared for at the KC Pet Shelter, according to the organization’s Facebook posting. Earlier in the day, Kate Quigley, the director of the animal outreach group, Chain Of Hope, received a call about a female, shepherd-mix puppy found dead in a backyard.
According to Fox News, Kate went to an abandoned home near East 83rd Terrace and discovered the tragic plight of a young puppy.
“She looks to be less than a year old. I lifted its head back, and I could see it had an embedded collar in its neck, and so it died like that,” Quigley said.
Kate had no idea how long the puppy had been dead, but it had been tied in the backyard, and no one came to her assistance. It’s a sad thought how many people saw the pup running around or tied up and never reported her neglect or abuse.
Kansas City Animal Control seized the 24 dogs from a suspected puppy mill operation; 12 adult pit bulls and 12 puppies have been rescued. The dogs had been living amid raw sewage and other unsanitary conditions. At this time the shelter is at “critical capacity” and needs support from the community. These dogs are not available for adoption at this time.