In Summer 2023, the Humane Society of Missouri’s (HSMO) Animal Cruelty Task Force (ACT) rescued 63 small breeds from a hoarding situation in Franklin County, Missouri. They ranged in age from newborn puppies to senior dogs. All were frightened, filthy and carrying parasites. Such a large group of animals would have varied needs requiring in-depth evaluations and specialized care. Support from our community made it possible to take on the challenge of caring for all 63 puppies and dogs at the same time.
The dogs were transported to our two animal shelters in St. Louis, Missouri. State-of-the-art veterinary treatment including medicines, dental care, prescription diets, lifesaving procedures and spay/neuter surgeries were provided by shelter staff and the veterinary team at our Animal Medical Centers of Mid-America. Many of the dogs were unsocialized and feared being handled. Our staff spent countless hours slowly introducing them to gentle interaction with humans. It was a significant, organization-wide endeavor that could not have happened without supporters like you!
We are an open-admission shelter, accepting every animal that comes to our doors, and maintain a 0% euthanasia rate for reasons of time or space. Thanks to our gracious supporters, we were able to take the time working with behaviorists, foster families and adoption counselors to find the right fit for each pup.
We are thrilled to say that every one of these adoptable dogs is now in a loving, permanent home. HSMO’s donors make these miraculous second chances happen!