Humane Society Now Says 253 Animals Rescued from Howell County Property

WEST PLAINS, MO - The Humane Society of Missouri this afternoon released updated information on yesterday's animal welfare rescue in Howell County.  Humane Society officials now say the organization rescued 253 animals living in poor conditions near Pomona.  Initially, the reported number of animals was 100.

The Howell County Sheriff's Department, working in conjunction with the Humane Society, served a search warrant on the property Tuesday morning.

Among the animals rescued were five horses, 61 goats, 53 ducks, 99 chickens, 11 turkeys, five dogs, one cat, eight exotic birds, and ten doves.  "We found more than 250 animals living in overcrowded and unsanitary environments with either inadequate or no food, water, shelter and medical attention," said Humane Society spokesman Tim Rickey.