HSMO Providing Onsite Assistance to Tornado-Affected Shelters in Kentucky

The Humane Society of Missouri (HSMO) is in Bowling Green, Kentucky – one of several areas devastated by recent tornadoes – to provide assistance to local animal shelters by treating and transporting several animals to St. Louis for adoption. Members of HSMO’s rescue team are expected to bring 16 dogs to St. Louis, where the animals will be available for adoption in the upcoming days through the HSMO and the Animal Protection Association (APA) of Missouri.

​​​​​​​“The situation in Kentucky is dire,” said HSMO President Kathy Warnick. “Our rescue team is seeing shelters with damage and animals in need of care and housing. By transporting these shelter pets to St. Louis, we free up valuable space and resources on the ground – while providing an opportunity for these animals to find forever homes.”

​​​​​​​HSMO has one of the largest animal rescue/disaster response teams in the United States. The organization works with shelters and animal-rescue organizations across the country, providing assistance and support when needed. To help rescued animals get adopted and find forever homes as quickly as possible, HSMO often partners with other shelters such as the APA of Missouri.

The animals will arrive in St. Louis Thursday, Dec. 16. at approximately 3:30 p.m. They were transported from shelters and rescue organizations across the greater Bowling Green region. Once each animal has passed a health screening, they will be available for adoption.

To help support the care of these animals, donations can be made HSMO at hsmo.org/donate.