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Woman talks about dog rescued from Cass County property near Rock Island Spur of Katy Trail

A dog named Tommy now has a new home. He is comfortable in a spot nowhere near the conditions where he lived before. “He would probably be on a chain,” said owner Danna Armstrong of Tommy’s former conditions. Armstrong rescued Tommy from a one-acre plot just off the Rock Island Spur of the Katy Trail last year. The property south of Pleasant Hill near East State Route P and Roush Road is full of debris, old vehicles, and scrap metal. It is hard to miss the number dogs on site, as well. She said that exposure from a KMBC story on Tuesday helped the public understand what she has tried to get government officials to help with for the last year. She has seen dogs are on chains, barking at the property. She has made complaints to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, the Missouri Department of Agriculture and the Missouri Humane Society but has not seen much action to help the dogs. She has also tried to get the property owner to surrender the dogs, without success.The property owner on Monday was on site but did not respond to KMBCShe wants people to continue to file reports if they encounter problems.”County elected officials need to not allow properties like this to develop in the first place, she said. A Cass County sheriff’s spokesman on Thursday said they continue to investigate complaints at the site after saying earlier this week they are trying to figure out a comprehensive solution. Armstrong is glad Tommy is no longer at the property as she tries to save others.” keep doing what you’re doing, you know, pressing your elected officials,” she said.KMBC committed to finding those answers to the issues raised about this property over the coming weeks. If you have any tips about this situation or know anyone affected by this situation, email investigates@kmbc.com

A dog named Tommy now has a new home.

He is comfortable in a spot nowhere near the conditions where he lived before.

“He would probably be on a chain,” said owner Danna Armstrong of Tommy’s former conditions.

Armstrong rescued Tommy from a one-acre plot just off the Rock Island Spur of the Katy Trail last year. The property south of Pleasant Hill near East State Route P and Roush Road is full of debris, old vehicles, and scrap metal. It is hard to miss the number of dogs on site, as well.

She said that exposure from a KMBC story on Tuesday helped the public understand what she has tried to get government officials to help with for the last year.

She has seen dogs are on chains, barking at the property.

She has made complaints to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, the Missouri Department of Agriculture and the Missouri Humane Society but has not seen much action to help the dogs.

She has also tried to get the property owner to surrender the dogs, without success.

The property owner on Monday was on site but did not respond to KMBC

She wants people to continue to file reports if they encounter problems.

“County elected officials need to not allow properties like this to develop in the first place,” she said.

A Cass County sheriff’s spokesman on Thursday said they continue to investigate complaints at the site after saying earlier this week they are trying to figure out a comprehensive solution.

Armstrong is glad Tommy is no longer at the property as she tries to save others.

“Just keep doing what you’re doing, you know, pressing your elected officials,” she said.

KMBC committed to finding those answers to the issues raised about this property over the coming weeks.

If you have any tips about this situation or know anyone affected by this situation, email investigates@kmbc.com

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