This was posted to another Basenji list from a BCOA member, Carrie Jones, this woman also has MinPins and MinPin mixes:
I just received a phone call from a woman by the last name of Johnson. She
lives in Gilmore, Iowa and, guess what? She reports having problems with
the City turning off her mother-in-law's electricity over the winter, the
pipes freezing and bursting, and when she reported the City they are now
retaliating by telling her she has until Sunday, August 24th to remove ALL
of her dogs or they will be seized.
She has multiple breeds, but this is the breakdown of her Basenjis (all are
2 four year-olds, 1 male and 1 female
4 three year-olds, 2 males and 2 females
3 yearlings, 1 male and 2 females
I also told her no rescue organization is going to pay her any money for her
dogs and she said that is fine. She just wants to safely get her dogs out
of her house before they are seized. The dogs are "mostly" kennel dogs.
She had people arrive to look at some other dogs while she was on the phone
and she had to end the call before I could ask more specifics about the
Her phone number is: 515-373-6507.
I honestly don't know if anyone can help. Iowa seems to be a black hole for
rescue. Any BRAT folks out there?