The Humane Society of Missouri took in 27 yorkies Tuesday.

The dogs were rescued from a property in Bates County. 18 of them lived outside with only barns and a horse trailer for shelter. The rest lived inside but in cramped, dirty crates.

The owners voluntarily gave up the yorkies because of personal and family health issues. All the dogs suffer from severe flea infestation, hair loss, and dental disease.

Ages range from puppies to adult dogs.

The Humane Society is looking for a few things to help in the care of the dogs. The items they are looking for include:

  • chew toys for smaller dogs
  • gently-used, stuffed cuddle toys
  • long-cut shredded paper
  • newspaper
  • towels
  • blankets
  • sheets

Donations can be dropped off at the Humane Society of Missouri’s Macklind Avenue adoption center. For more information, you can visit the organization’s website or call them at 314-951-1542.