Thursday, February 27, 2014

Another Missouri Dog Breeder Closes Facility

  A rural Howell County, Missouri dog breeding facility has closed.  The owner voluntarily surrendered the dogs to the Humane Society of Missouri.

The Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force, working in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Agriculture, rescued 135 adult dogs and puppies from the facility yesterday, February 26, 2014.

The dog breeds include:  Beagle, Boston Terrier, Cocker Spaniel, French Bull Dog, Pug, Miniature Poodle, Miniature Schnauzer, Shih Tzu, Yorkshire Terrier and mixes of those dog breeds.  

The dogs have been taken to HSMO headquarters in St Louis where they are receiving veterinary examinations and treatment, spay / neuter surgeries, and socialization prior to be made available for adoption.  

The HSMO notes:  The rehabilitation of these dogs will take time.  As the dogs become available for adoption, they will be listed on the HSMO online adoptable pet database.


  1. That is great! Hope they will be alright and find good new homes in time.

  2. Hooray for good news! And congrats to Jenna on winning the bracelet. (Being efficient and commenting once for 2 posts. Now back to work!) :)

  3. I'ave heard Missouri is the worst when it comes to puppy mills. I'm glad these dogs are in good hands now.

  4. That is awesome news. I hope all the dogs will be okay!

  5. Great news! It's always so good to hear that there's one less puppy mill out there and hopefully these dogs can all find good homes.


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