Fifteen dogs that were seized during a kennel raid earlier this month in Washington County and are being kept at the Lawrence Humane Society Animal Shelter are making healthful strides, the manager of the shelter said today.
"Most of them are doing OK," said shelter manager Roma Tesch.
She said veterinarians are concerned about a German shepherd puppy that is malnourished and has a "badly infected" back leg. The puppy's growth is not following normal guidelines, Tesch said, adding the dog also is experiencing respiratory problems.
Most of the dogs' temperaments are "pretty good," Tesch said. However, a Husky is "growly" and difficult to work with, she said.
Tesch said community response to helping the dogs has been good. Quite a few towels were donated, she said, adding, "We could use some more blankets, and money to buy more food would be nice."
About 65 to 70 dogs were seized during the raid at the unlicensed kennel owned by Mike and Kathy McCall in Washington County, which is north of Junction City along the Nebraska border. The dogs were described as "filthy" and neglected.
The McCalls are being charged with a violation of the Animal Dealers Act and animal cruelty.
Tesch said a hearing about the case has been scheduled for Thursday.