Humane Society rescues 55 dogs from Franklin County property | News Headlines

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) – The Humane Society of Missouri rescued 55 dogs from a property in Franklin County Tuesday.



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The dogs, most of which are Basset Hounds, were mostly in crates and were sitting in their own urine and feces. Authorities believe they had not been cared for since at least Sunday.

“It just breaks your heart. It can make you angry,” said Debbie Hill, vice president of operations for the Humane Society of Missouri. 

The owner of the property was believed to be breeding the dogs, was arrested last week on a warrant out of Iowa for fraudulent practices.

“We had actually been to this property a month ago perhaps right after they had opened, started setting up this facility so were aware animals were housed there and we had in fact alerted Missouri department of agriculture because we felt that there was perhaps some unlicensed breeding

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Dogs rescued from home in Franklin County by Humane Society

The sheriff’s office said many of the dogs were in crates and sitting in their own feces and urine

ST. LOUIS — Dozens of dogs were rescued from a Franklin County house on Tuesday.

The Humane Society of Missouri’s Animal Cruelty Task Force said it removed 55 dogs from a residence at the request of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. The dogs, mostly Bassett Hounds, were in varying stages of nutrition and filth.

According to a release from the Humane Society of Missouri, the dogs had been left alone without care since at least Sunday.

The sheriff’s office said many of the dogs were in crates and sitting in their own feces and urine. The owner of the residence, who appeared to be breeding the dogs, was arrested last week on a warrant out of Iowa involving fraudulent practices, according to the sheriff’s office.

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RIT Professor Scott Franklin named American Physical Society Fellow

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Rochester Institute of Technology Professor Scott Franklin has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS).

Franklin, a professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy and director of RIT’s Center for Advancing STEM Teaching, Learning and Education (CASTLE), was elected upon the recommendation of the APS Forum on Education (FEd). In the society’s citation, he was praised “For decades of work to support emerging and diverse scholars in physics education research and to foster a vibrant and sustained PER community.” The fellowship is a selective and prestigious recognition by peers for outstanding contributions to physics.

“I’m tremendously honored and humbled,” said Franklin. “The award recognizes the truly collaborative nature of the community building activities. In each of the activities that this recognizes, I’ve had the great fortune to partner with really wonderful collaborators. So,

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