Shelter Gives Two Dozen Neglected Pit Bull Mixes A Second Chance

This week, two dozen pit bull mixes were rescued from conditions described as “deplorable.” The dogs, 12 adults and 12 puppies, were rescued from a suspected breeding operation in Kansas City, Missouri, on November 2.

According to KC Pet Project, the animal shelter which has taken the dogs in, the animal control officers who worked on the case reported “raw sewage and unsanitary conditions” at the property on East 93rd Street.

The dogs seized from the property are being held in temporary kennels at the shelter’s indoor training room until there is space available on the main adoption floor. Tori Fugate, Director of Marketing & Communications with KC Pet Project, stated:

“KC Pet Project is Kansas City’s animal shelter, and we desperately need help caring for the animals at our facility and with our new arrivals from this case.”


“We were already at capacity and taking on 24 dogs from one house puts a major strain on the shelter and our resources. If anyone can help, we desperately need fosters, adopters and monetary support for this case and for all of the pets in our care.”

On Friday, the animal shelter updated Facebook followers about the dogs who were taken from the property:

From being chained in a backyard living in plastic drums, to getting belly rubs, food and shelter, our new arrivals from yesterday are getting a lot of attention from our staff.  The dogs are all sweet, but very scared – many need significant medical attention. 

Every dog seized from the suspected breeding operation will undergo extensive veterinary exams. Donations are being accepted to help pay for the necessary veterinary care, as well as ongoing training and care. Anyone hoping to help can make a donation here.

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Penny Eims

Penny is a freelance writer who provided content to her National Dog News column at for 8 years. She is a current contributor to Fido Friendly Magazine, as well as a newly formed website, Pet Rescue Report. Penny is married and she has two rescued German shepherds and two kids.

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  1. Debrah Ranieri-Smith says:

    You are great people who are on God’s good list and my top thank you list. Thank you, thank you thank you.

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