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Dogs rescued from puppy mill fire arrive in Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. - 12 English Springer Spaniels made their way to Spokane Valley Saturday morning, in search of a good home.

The dogs were rescued from Missouri, where their previous owner allegedly set fire to their kennels after officials contacted him about not having a breeder's license. The puppy mill, reportedly contained 200 dogs, 95 of those were Springer Spaniels.

You tube video shows the dogs in deplorable conditions, malnourished, scared, and traumatized.

A local contingency of a Springer rescue group made their way to Missouri to rescue the dogs. They picked up 41 dogs total. Some were dropped off in Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado and Montana. 12 were brought to Spokane Valley at Ray's Auto Repair where they were cleaned and groomed by local dog lovers.

The remaining Springers were taken by an east coast contingency of the rescue group to find homes in the eastern part of the country. Rescue operations are funded by donations from the public.

Two of the Springers brought back to Spokane are pregnant.

Volunteers say they are in need of bedding and towels. If you want to made donations, please contact Heather Fall at 509-842-4380. Fall will arrange a way to pick up the items.

To make monetary donations, you can drop off at following places: Kootenai Animal Hospital in Post Falls, the VCA on North Division, Mountain Empire on Sprague or All Creatures Veterinary Clinic.

Those interested in adopting or becoming a foster owner should go to the website www.springerrescue.org 

Jennifer Kim
KHQ Reporter

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