The search warrant was served around
on a county road near Highway 248, just west of
Deputies arrived to find 15 dogs, 10 horses, 5 cats, a duck and one chicken -- all neglected on the property. At least two horses were found dead, in addition to a dog inside the home.
The Humane Society says seven of the horses are severely underweight and have had little access to food, fresh water, adequate pasture or veterinary care. The cats appear thin and many of the dogs are tethered outside with little to no access to adequate food or clean water.
Allan, who lives at the home, was charged with animal neglect earlier this
month. Stone County Sheriff Richard L. Hill says investigators attempted to
contact Allan on several occasions in the months ahead of her arrest on
Ms. Allan was made aware of the poor health conditions her animals were in and was advised to seek proper care and veterinary services in reference to these animals," says Sheriff Hill. "Ms. Allan to date has been unable, or unwilling to do so."
Sheriff Hill says Allan was counseled the day after her release by a District Veterinarian with the Missouri Department of Agriculture, Division of Animal Health on what urgently needed to occur for the well being of the animals remaining at her residence.
However, new reports came in on October 15 about poor health conditions.
Tuesday's search included the Stone County Sheriff's Office, Humane Society of Missouri and rescue staff including a District Veterinarian with the Missouri Department of Agriculture, Division of Animal Health.
The live animals were removed at the recommendation of a veterinarian for the Missouri Department of Agriculture.
The rescued horses, duck and chicken
are being transported to the Humane Society of Missouri's Longmeadow Rescue
A disposition hearing to determine
custody of the animals is scheduled for later this month in
is awarded to the Humane Society of Missouri, as many of the animals as
possible will be made available for adoption. The Humane Society of Missouri
will be recommending animal abuse charges in this case.
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