For 3rd time in 8 years, animals rescued from Missouri site

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Humane Society of Missouri says dogs and cats have been rescued from filthy conditions at the same western Missouri site for the third time in eight years.

The society said in a news release that the owner on Friday voluntarily surrendered 21 dogs and 20 cats from a site in Bates County. The Bates County Sheriff's Office arrested the animals' owner on Thursday on charges stemming from the seizure of more than 100 dogs and cats in December 2017.

The organization says the animals rescued Friday were living in waste-saturated cages in a dilapidated small house. There was no running water on the property and no visible food available to the animals.

The Humane Society also rescued more than 50 dogs from the property in 2011.