Dogs were saved from a large-scale commercial breeder in Iowa, and Your Help is Needed!
The Wisconsin Humane Society is proud to be offering support to partners dealing with a horrific situation out of Iowa. At the request of the U.S. Department of Justice, the Animal Rescue League of Iowa, in coordination with the ASPCA®, are assisting with the removal, transport, and sheltering of more than 500 dogs and puppies currently in the care of a USDA licensed breeder in Seymour, Iowa.
The owner agreed to surrender all of the animals in his care after the USDA documented more than 190 violations of the Animal Welfare Act. The complaint detailed egregious conditions, including deceased dogs, untreated injuries and illnesses, painful fur matting, cages that were too small, and moldy food. The Wisconsin Humane Society – along with other partner organizations – was contacted to help.
WHS sent a team of staff and volunteers to Iowa this weekend, and brought back 92 dogs and puppies to Wisconsin Monday evening, alleviating the space issues facing the local Iowa shelter.
If you can help, the Wisconsin Humane Society will be endlessly grateful!
This work is not easy nor cheap, but WHS is dedicated to providing the urgent intervention these animals so desperately need. Many of these dogs and puppies will need medical treatment for a variety of ailments, as well as foster care, before they are ready for adoption.
To DONATE: please visit https://bit.ly/IowaDogs
To FOSTER: please watch the orientation video, and sign up for the Rachael Ray Nutrish Foster Program here: http://bit.ly/WHSFOSTER
Huge kudos to the other partners assisting the Animal Rescue League of Iowa and ASPCA: the Animal Rescue Corps, Bissell Pet Foundation, Iowa State University, First Medical Inc., Hills Foundation, and Wayside Waifs. WHS is honored to be a part of this collaborative effort!