(KTVI) - Ten critically ill Basset Hound puppies were rescued from a breeder in Douglas County on Friday. According to a release from the Humane Society of Missouri the ten week old puppies were suffering from pneumonia, parasites and ear and eye infections. Three of the puppies were so sick that they had to be taken to a critical care facility for intensive treatment.
Three of the puppies in the litter died before investigators arrived. The rescue took place because of a request from the Missouri Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. They reported the licensed breeding facility in Douglas County.
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