Missouri Humane Society rescues 150 dogs and a tiger

SENECA, Mo. | More than 150 dogs and a Bengal tiger have been rescued from a substandard dog-breeding facility near Seneca.

The Missouri Humane Society says its action Thursday in Newton County marks its second major puppy mill rescue in less than a week.

The dogs include 30 puppies and four pregnant animals. The adult tiger was taken to the zoo in Springfield.

The dogs' cages were covered with animal waste, and the animals had no food or water.

On Feb. 13, the group rescued 100 Yorkies in Greene County.

The Newton County breeder has prior animal welfare violations. But a state seizure of 150 dogs two years ago did not result in charges.

The rescued dogs will be treated and housed in St. Louis pending a March 9 custody hearing.