Forty five animals were rescued yesterday [Tuesday] from a property in Lincoln County, with several having injuries indicative of dog fighting.
According to the Humane Society of Missouri, 40 dogs, four birds and one rabbit were taken from the location near Truxton.
Among the animals were 9 newborn Chocolate Labrador puppies and 5 mixed breed pupies.
The animals were found inside a home smelling heavily of ammonia as well as outside on the trash strewn property, without visible food and water.
A disposition hearing for the animals will take place on Tuesday, November 20.
The dogs will be transported to St. Louis for treatment and care.