SAINT LOUIS, Mo. — Volunteers and workers at the St. Louis Humane Society are taking care of more than two dozen small dogs and a cat.
The animals were rescued from a hoarding situation.
Rescuers wore respirators and hazmat suits to remove the animals from a home in Hickory County.
Officials say the animals’ owner had been dead for more than a week.
Rescuers found the remains of one dog.
The animals are malnourished and sick.
They’ll be treated in St Louis and put up for adoption once they’re healthy.