ST. LOUIS ( – The Humane Society’s Animal Cruelty Task Force rescued 42 dogs and puppies from a puppy mill in southern Missouri, the organization said.

The dogs were rescued from the Cedarcrest Kennel in Douglas County. The Humane Society says the kennel has a history of being a substandard breeder, has been targeted for violations by the Missouri Department of Agriculture and has been featured on the national “Horrible 100” list that ranks the worst dog breeders in the country. In 2020, the owner had a restraining order issued against her by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt for violating the Animal Care Facilities Act. 

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Among the dogs rescued  were Yorkies, Cairn Terries, Schnauzers and Irish Setters. Some of the puppies were only a few days old. To help support care for the rescued dogs, click here.

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