The Humane Society is in desperate need of puppy food, after authorities seized 20 dogs in Lime Springs.


After receiving a complaint, authorities responded to a rural residence in Lime Springs yesterday (Wednesday, June 19). The dogs were found living in cramped conditions in grain bins on the Howard County farm.

A veterinarian noted that the dogs had signs of malnutrition, but were generally in good condition.

12 of the dogs are being moved to kennels in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin; four will be moved when space becomes available; and four will be kept by the owner, who has agreed to spay and neuter the puppies, as well as get their shots at the local vet.

Meanwhile, the Humane Society is asking for donations of puppy food, both dry and canned, to feed 9 of the dogs taken from Lime Springs. The animals are young, and underweight. Any donations may be left at the Humane Society in Decorah, or in their donation box

Authorities were assisted in rescuing the dogs by the Helping Every Animal Rescue Team, or "HEART" for short.

No other information on Wednesday's rescue was available.