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Animal shelter looking for donations for seized dogs


After 88 dogs and one cat were rescued from disturbing conditions they are now receiving some much-needed care.

Sac County authorities executed a search warrant for the rural Sac County property of unlicensed animal breeder Mary Brodersen. Those who went to Sac County to pick up the animals say the conditions were the worst they've ever seen.

The Cedar Bend Humane Society was one of five shelters to take in dogs from the puppy mill. Many of them had serious health issues and that's going to cost some money.

Cedar Bend picked up 13 dogs and one cat from the Sac County breeder. Most of the animals were living in filth and dealing with a variety of ailments. For shelters like the Cedar Bend Humane Society, taking in an additional 14 animals is not easy and that's why they are looking for a little help from the public.

"We do have dogs that will need eye surgeries. They all need antibiotics for their skins. All these ears have to have antibiotics. All of the dogs will need parasitic treatments and that is just not something all humane societies are set up to do," Director of the Cedar Bend Humane Society.Kristy Gardner said.

The animals rescued might not be put up for adoption for some time because of a lengthy legal process.

If you want to help you can send monetary donations and adult dog food for small or toy breed dogs to Cedar Bend Humane Society in Waterloo. You can call them at (319) 232-6887 for more information.

The Cedar Valley Humane Society in Cedar Rapids also took in 15 dogs. You can reach them at (319) 362-6288.

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