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Humane Society of Missouri rescues 106 dogs suffering from abuse and neglect


Various operations occurred over the last week to save these animals now being provided necessary veterinary care

The Humane Society of Missouri (HSMO) has recently engaged in various rescue operations in counties throughout the state, taking in 106 dogs and puppies suffering from abuse and neglect. According to an organizational release,1 these canines came from Pettis, Ripley, Perry, and Harrison counties.

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Anton Dios / stock.adobe.com

The 2 largest operations occurred over the last 48 hours, with 33 dogs transported from commercial breeding facilities in the Midwest to the HSMO Macklind headquarters at the request of the National Mill Dog Rescue. This was facilitated and funded by the BISSELL Pet Foundation. Meanwhile, on Wednesday, HSMO's Animal Cruelty Task Force, in tandem with the Missouri Department of Agriculture, rescued 38 neglected dogs from an unlicensed breeder in Harrison County, Missouri.

The rescued dogs include Boston terriers, poodle mixes, Cairn terriers, Labrador retrievers, and Yorkies, and more.1 The animals’ conditions and ages differ, with some experiencing 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," expressed HSMO president Kathy Warnick, in the release. "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."1

The animals are receiving emergency veterinary treatment and health evaluations and once they get the OK from the veterinary and animal behavior teams, they will be available for adoption.

An alarming 10 million animals die each year from animal abuse in just the US alone, with 60% of those being dogs.2 To help support the care of these dogs and puppies, donations can be made at: hsmo.org/rescues. HSMO is also asking the public to donate blankets, newspapers, dog toys, dog beds, or and any additional supplies to help the dogs experience a comfortable recovery.


  1. The Humane Society of Missouri rescues 106 dogs due to multiple rescue operations carried out over the last week. Humane Society of Missouri. News release. October 5, 2023. Accessed October 5, 2023. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-humane-society-of-missouri-rescues-106-dogs-due-to-multiple-rescue-operations-carried-out-over-the-last-week-301948365.html
  2. Laybourne A. 50 alarming animal cruelty statistics — Enough to crush one’s heart. World Animal Foundation. September 23, 2023. Accessed October 5, 2023. https://worldanimalfoundation.org/advocate/animal-cruelty-statistics
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