135 Dogs and Puppies Rescued from Howell County Breeder




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February 26, 2014

135 Dogs and Puppies Rescued from Howell County Breeder

Owner closing facility; voluntarily surrendering animals to HSMO

The Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force, working in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Agriculture, rescued 135 puppies and adult dogs from a dog breeding facility in rural Howell County, Missouri. The owner of the facility has decided to close the facility and has agreed to place the dogs in the custody of the Humane Society of Missouri.

The dog breeds include Beagle, Boston Terrier, Cocker Spaniel, Pug, Miniature Poodle, Miniature Schnauzer, Shih Tzu, Yorkshire Terrier and mixes of those breeds. The dogs will be taken to HSMO’s headquarters on Macklind Ave. in St. Louis City and will receive veterinary examinations, treatment, if necessary, and will be spayed or neutered prior to being made available for adoption.

“The Humane Society of Missouri is pleased to work with the Missouri Department of Agriculture and dog breeders who wish to reduce their number of animals or close their facilities to ensure the best possible outcome for these animals,” said Kathy Warnick, president, Humane Society of Missouri. “We will provide veterinary treatment, socialization and find them the loving homes all dogs deserve.”

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

Help the Humane Society of Missouri rescue and rehabilitate more animals by supporting HSMO's Animal Cruelty Task Force, dedicated to investigating, healing and preventing animal abuse.