Advertisement

Archive for Friday, February 27, 2009

Dogs relinquished by breeder handed over to rescue organization

Several English springer and cocker spaniels are in crates at the Lawrence Humane Society awaiting the second part of a long journey on Friday.  The Kansas Animal Health Department picked up approximately 40 dogs from a breeder in Garden City and brought them to Lawrence. From here the dogs were headed to a rescue organization in Marshall, Mo., to be put up for adoption.

Several English springer and cocker spaniels are in crates at the Lawrence Humane Society awaiting the second part of a long journey on Friday. The Kansas Animal Health Department picked up approximately 40 dogs from a breeder in Garden City and brought them to Lawrence. From here the dogs were headed to a rescue organization in Marshall, Mo., to be put up for adoption.

February 27, 2009

Advertisement

Officials rescue dogs from Garden City breeder

Lawrence served as the trading point today for a dog rescue. The state removed fifty-eight dogs from a breeder in western Kansas. Enlarge video

Liz Smith, left, of the Lawrence Humane Society and Carmen Simon of the Kansas Animal Health Department transfer one of several dogs into a crate on Friday at the humane society.

Liz Smith, left, of the Lawrence Humane Society and Carmen Simon of the Kansas Animal Health Department transfer one of several dogs into a crate on Friday at the humane society.

Lawrence served as the hand-off point Friday for dozens of dogs that state animal health officials removed from a western Kansas breeder.

The English springer spaniel and English cocker spaniel dogs were handed off to a national rescue organization, which will lead the adoption process from Missouri.

Kansas Animal Health Department Animal Facilities Inspection program director Debra Duncan said the animals were relinquished by a breeder near Garden City who had trouble passing inspections.

“On her own initiative, she decided that downsizing was the thing to do,” Duncan said by phone during her drive to Lawrence.

State animal health officials picked up the animals Friday morning and brought them to the Lawrence Humane Society, where they were given to the English Springer Rescue America organization, at the breeder’s request.

The dogs were transported to Marshall, Mo., where they will be seen by vets, spayed or neutered, evaluated, rehabilitated and placed up for adoption, said Mark Samuel, a regional coordinator for the rescue organization.

Parties interested in adopting the dogs must do so through the organization’s Web site, springerrescue.org.

The dogs are not available from the humane society.

Comments

5 years, 11 months ago

Good job Mark. I know you will take care of these springers.

I have to wonder tho, is this the same breeder from about 5 months ago?

spankyandcranky 5 years, 11 months ago

Why would anyone try to handle 58 dogs independently ... even if they are a breader? I'm glad she came to her senses. I hope they're able to find happy homes for so many animals.

5 years, 11 months ago

The problem is I doubt the state required her to give up ALL of her dogs. It's highly likely that the "breeder" has several breeding pairs left and will be at it again soon.

Folks there great ways to get well bred dogs. Do some research about your breed of interest and then visit the national breed club's website. That is if you want a purebred dog. I think all breeds or mixed breed dogs have their place, to each his own on purebred or mixed.

lovedogs 5 years, 11 months ago

Hardcore_Socialist, why would you use a story like this to comment on your cynical political views? This isn't a political forum and your statements misrepresent our president's views on dog ownership, no matter what your opinion is of President Obama's policies.

I suppose you're just being sarcastic but please don't encourage anyone to turn in their dog to an animal shelter. Our shelters are bursting at the seams during these difficult economic times. I'm sure that many people have prematurely turned their animals in but others have broken hearts over having to part with their precious pets.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.