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HSMO volunteers have been making a difference in the lives of animals for decades. With more than 74,000 hours served last year, this dedicated team is busier than ever! Thank you for sharing your time and talents and helping give second chances to pets in need.

Thanksgiving Safety Tips for Pets

Thanksgiving is a time for families and friends to gather around delicious food and express gratitude for the blessings in life. Pet owners may want to include their furry friends in quality time throughout the special day, but it’s important to make sure they’re kept on a tight leash and away from harmful table scraps. The Humane Society of Missouri …

HSMO Rescues 9 Starving Dogs in Farmington

Acting on a tip from a concerned citizen, the Humane Society of Missouri’s Animal Cruelty Task Force (ACT) conducted a rescue of nine dogs from a property in Farmington, Missouri on Nov. 10, 2022. The animals were severely emaciated and suffering from skin issues. The rescue was coordinated in conjunction with local law enforcement. Upon receiving the initial tip, which …

HSMO’s Animal Cruelty Task Force Returns to Notorious Breeder to Rescue Seven Dogs

The morning of Oct. 11, the Humane Society of Missouri’s (HSMO) Animal Cruelty Task Force (ACT) – one of the nation’s largest animal rescue and disaster response teams – conducted a rescue of seven dogs from the facility of a formerly licensed breeder in Douglas County, Missouri. The breeder, who had been cited with multiple violations in the past, was …