1201 Macklind Ave. St. Louis
On July 8, 2009, the cruel world of dog fighting was forever changed. In one day, more than 400 dogs were confiscated from 22 properties, amounting to the largest dog fighting bust in U.S. history. Puppies born to pregnant dogs brought the total number of dogs rescued to over 500, and the dogs collectively became known as the *Missouri 500*.
Please join us for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of the rescue of these precious animals, remember the struggles, and reminisce about the ones we loved, and the ones we lost. SUBMIT YOUR RSVP NOW »
This affair also celebrates the release of the photo book Last Day on a Chain, Stories of Compassion, Salvation and Misperceptions. Photographer Mike Bizelli, who captured many of the striking images from that day and the subsequent months of rehabilitation and care, will be signing his newly released book which highlights the world of dog fighting and the amazing turnaround of the dogs rescued from a life in this heinous “sport.”
Did you adopt a MO500 dog? We’d love for your dog to join us at the anniversary event, too! If your MO500 dog travels well, enjoys groups and being in the spotlight (and likely in the vicinity of other dogs) please let us know submitting your RSVP here » and we’ll make sure to roll out the red carpet!
To our MO500 rescuers, volunteers, and partner shelters, please share! Let’s get as many MO500 people together as possible! SUBMIT YOUR RSVP NOW »