Humane Society rescues Pug pups
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The Humane Society of Missouri and other authorities have rescued 36 animals believed to be endangered on a breeder's property in southwestern Missouri.
The group said the owner could no longer care for the animals and had voluntarily surrendered them.
The rescue happened Thursday on property near Collins, Mo. The St. Clair County Sheriff's Department assisted.
Rescued were 30 Pugs (both adults and puppies), two adult Boston Terriers, one adult Blue Heele,; two domestic rabbits and one cat.
Some of the animals were thin, had eye problems and appeared to have upper respiratory infections. They will be cared for and housed at the Humane Society and will become available for adoption.
Pugs were once companions of Buddhist monks and the favored dog of aristocrats and kings. Advertisement
Anyone interested in adopting a Pug may call the Humane Society at 314-802-5712.