19 Dogs Seized from Western Iowa Garage

NEOLA, Iowa (AP) - Pottawattamie County officials have seized 19 dogs from what one official is calling a "puppy mill."

Animal Control Director Corbin Ranslem says the dogs were seized on Wednesday at a Neola home. The dogs had been living in wire kennels inside a stinky garage at the home. Ranslem says the smell from the feces and urine was horrible.

County Supervisor Loren Knauss says the dogs are believed to be owned by a Kansas man. The man has 10 days to appear before a judge to prove the dogs are his and that he deserves to get them back. Knauss says that otherwise the dogs will be put up for adoption.

Knauss says he wants to "make sure this puppy mill owner doesn't get these dogs back."
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