PEMISCOT COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - Caruthersville Humane Society officials say they have rescued 27 dogs that were running loose on a Pemiscot County property.
Humane society workers went to a home on County Road 560 in Pemiscot County at the request of the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department on October 20. Workers removed a large number of animals.
Humane Society investigators found nearly 30 dogs on the run, and could not find food or water for the animals.
After finally meeting with the owner, he agreed to surrender 13 of the dogs to the team. The Humane Society individuals and volunteers, with the assistance of the Kennett Animal Control Officer, began the removal of animals.
The animals were confined when officials first met with the owner. At least two of the animals were pregnant, and 27 were returned to the Caruthersville Humane Society Shelter triage to prepare them for adoption.
Many animals were left inside of the house on the property and were not part of the surrender. Humane Society President, Karol Wilcox, described it as "a situation that got out of control."
Through continued contact with the owner, the humane society said it would continue to evaluate the situation, and check on the remaining animal's welfare.
Investigators say neighbors and others complained about the animals running loose and tearing up property.