106 Neglected Dogs & Puppies Have Been Rescued From Puppy Mill Breeding Operations In Missouri

As the result of multiple rescue operations, the Humane Society of Missouri (HSMO) has received 106 dogs and puppies with more expected. The rescue operations took place in several counties throughout the state of Missouri, including Pettis, Ripley, Perry, and Harrison. The number of animals rescued highlights the vital safety net the HSMO provides for abused and neglected animals.

Recently, HSMO transported 33 dogs from commercial breeding facilities in the Midwest to its Macklind headquarters at the request of the National Mill Dog Rescue. This lifesaving transport was facilitated and funded by the BISSELL Pet Foundation. HSMO’s Animal Cruelty Task Force, in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA), rescued 38 neglected dogs from an unlicensed breeder in Harrison County, Missouri. All of the animals are currently receiving emergency veterinary treatment and health evaluations.

The rescued dogs include Boston Terriers, Poodle mixes, Cairn Terriers, Labrador Retrievers, and Yorkies, among others. The conditions and ages of the animals vary, with some suffering from skin conditions and malnutrition.

“The heroic efforts of our Animal Cruelty Taskforce this week were necessary to ensure the safety and wellbeing of so many helpless animals,” said HSMO President Kathy Warnick. “Our teams are always ready to respond to dire situations, and their life-saving work wouldn’t be possible without the support of our community. We’re hoping our friends and neighbors will once again step up during this extraordinary time and help us provide the care these animals so desperately need and deserve.”

HSMO is asking the public for assistance through donations of blankets, newspapers, dog toys, dog beds, or anything else that can make these animals’ recovery more comfortable.

The rescued dogs will be available for adoption after they have been given a clean bill of health by veterinarians and evaluated by their animal behavior team. As the animals recover, medically and behaviorally, they will be made available for adoption on a case-by-case basis. There is no current timeline for when these dogs will be ready for their forever homes, but interested adopters can check the HSMO website to see when they are available for adoption, HERE!

Donations to help support the care of these dogs and puppies can be made HERE! 

To report an animal that may be in danger or is suffering from neglect or abuse, call the local police and the Humane Society of Missouri’s Animal Cruelty Hotline at (314) 647-4400.

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