COLUMBIA | Nearly three dozen dogs are being sheltered in Columbia after being seized from an eastern Missouri home.
Officials with the Missouri Department of Agriculture and the Central Missouri Humane Society says the 28 dogs arrived at the shelter cold and frightened, but none appeared to be in poor health.
Humane Society interim director Alan Allert says the shelter hopes to find homes for them quickly.
The dogs were seized Monday from a home in Montgomery County following a tip about an apparent puppy mill. But Allert describes the owner was a "pet hoarder" whose collection of dogs got out of hand.
Most of the dogs being sheltered are small, including Chihuahuas and beagle-Labrador mixes. Eighteen more dogs remain on the Montgomery County property.