Hope Rekindled: 106 Dogs and Puppies Freed from Cruel Puppy Mill Operations in Missouri

Missouri  (HSMO) received 106 dogs and puppies and more are expected. Rescue operations were conducted in several counties in the state of  Missouri , including  Pettis< a i=5>,  Ripley ,  Perry and  < a i=10>Harrison . The number of animals rescued highlights the vital safety net that HSMO provides for abused and abandoned animals.

HSMO recently transported 33 dogs from commercial breeding facilities in the Midwest to its Macklind headquarters at the request of National Mill Dog Rescue. This life-saving transportation was facilitated and funded by the BISSELL Pet Foundation. The HSMO Animal Cruelty Task Force, along with the Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA), rescued 38 abandoned dogs from an unlicensed breeder in Harrison County, Missouri. a>   . All animals are currently receiving emergency veterinary treatment and health evaluations.

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

“The heroic efforts of our Animal Cruelty Task Force this week were necessary to ensure the safety and well-being of so many helpless animals,” said HSMO President,  Kathy Warnick . “Our teams are always ready to respond to extreme situations and their life-saving work would not be possible without the support of our community. We hope 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 help through donations of blankets, newspapers, dog toys, dog beds or anything else that can make the recovery of these animals more comfortable.

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 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 will be available for adoption.

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