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Seventy-three dogs are saved from run-down breeding facility

Every year, many animals are rescued from dangerous or abusive situations.

In Lawrence County, Missouri, a breeding shelter was found in violation of numerous laws concerning proper facility maintenance, including unauthorized euthanizing methods and insufficient pet care, NBC-affiliate KSDK-TV reports.

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, approximately 4 million dogs and cats are adopted from shelters each year. The National Animal Interest Alliance outlines specific guidelines for all shelters to follow regarding the care for these animals, and the proper amenities and upkeep each facility must maintain.

The Humane Society of Missouri's Animal Cruelty Task Force visited the breeding facility and saved Beagles, Poodles and Labrador Retrievers, among other breeds, that were improperly cared for. The dogs were brought to a shelter in Missouri where they are now well looked after and receiving check-ups.

"I'm committed to Missouri gaining a reputation as a state with the best, most humane breeders in the country," Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster told the source. "We want Missouri breeders to be proud of the dogs they offer across the nation, and to let people know these dogs have been raised in quality, calm environment."              
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