Check-in line

January 12, 2010 | 12:01 a.m. CST
Humane Society employee Julie Aber, center, holds a yellow lab mix for check-in as Carmen Skelly, right, an animal cruelty task force investigator for the Humane Society, carries in another mixed breed during a drop-off of 28 dogs from the Missouri Department of Agriculture. The dogs were rescued from a dog hoarder north of Columbia.

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