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Dogs ready for adoption through Humane Society

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More than two hundred dogs are looking for homes in the Twin Cities after 133 of them were rescued from a breeder in rural North Dakota this summer. Many were pregnant, and more than 70 puppies have been born, according to KARE 11.

The Humane Society has been preparing the dogs for months, and now they are ready to be adopted.

The dogs were rescued in July, after investigators found them stacked in cages three deep, some dogs five to a cage, in piles of their own feces and urine-soaked paper. Darcy Darrell Smith, 51, of Wheatland, N.D., was charged Aug. 15 with six charges of depriving an animal of necessary food and water.

Those dogs and puppies join many available from the Pine River bust in July.

More than 100 grown dogs, many pregnant, and nearly 30 puppies found living in poor living conditions were removed from the property of 60-year-old Beatrice Rowell on July 16.

FOX 9 reported the animals couldn’t be put up for adoption until Rowell’s appeal of the seizure was complete.

The Animal Humane Society's website has pictures of the animals, and hours for its five Twin Cities location.

It also offers help for new owners dealing with pets that were mistreated.

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