Dozens of dogs seized in Kansas 'smelled like a sewer'

LAWRENCE | The Kansas Animal Health Department has seized dozens of dogs from two breeders in the state.

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.

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.