Nearly 150 dogs rescued from unfit Colo. breeder, taken to Denver shelter

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DENVER — Over 100 new dogs were rescued from their breeder and brought to the Denver Dumb Friends League on Friday.

The 114 adults, 28 puppies, and several pregnant mothers were taken from a breeder in Ordway, Colo. and delivered to the shelter.

The breeds of dogs include Chihuahuas, cocker spaniels, Maltese, Yorkies, Terriers and other small to mid-sized breeds, according to the shelter.

The dogs were relinquished by their owner to the Colorado Humane Society after failing a federal inspection required by the Department of Agriculture’s Pet Animal Care and Facilities Act.

Upon arrival, each of the dogs received medical and behavior evaluations and many of them should be up for adoption in the next few days.

Others may require addition grooming and medical care before they are available for adoption. Around 10 pooches may be transferred to the Denver Animal Shelter, for details visit the Dumb Friends League website.