Today, the Humane Society of Missouri (HSMO) Animal Cruelty Task Force (ACT), with grant support from PetSmart Charities®, will transport more than 100 adoptable dogs from northern Texas to St. Louis where the pets will have a better chance at finding their forever home.
HSMO's team of six ACT members in three animal transport vehicles made the 1,600-mile round trip to bring the dogs to HSMO’s Macklind Avenue headquarters with the help of an emergency relief grant from PetSmart Charities, the largest funder of animal welfare in North America. The dogs range in age from two-month-old puppies to adults and consist of many different small, medium and large breeds. Each dog will receive a veterinary examination, necessary vaccinations and treatment, spay/neuter surgery and a microchip. They will be made available for adoption as soon as possible.
“We are very proud that, thanks to our generous, pet-loving donors, we have the facilities and expert veterinary and shelter staff to care for and find these dogs the forever homes they need,” said Kathy Warnick, president of the Humane Society of Missouri. “We are thankful to PetSmart Charities as well for its generous grant-making support of our nonprofit.”
Donations of newspaper, towels, blankets and dog toys for the newly transported dogs may be dropped off at Humane Society headquarters, 1201 Macklind Avenue in St. Louis.