HSMO’s Animal Cruelty Task Force Rescues 19 Mastiffs From Hickory County

Over the weekend, HSMO’s Animal Cruelty Task Force (ACT) conducted a rescue of 19 dogs and puppies, all mastiff breeds, including many puppies as young as 1 week old, from the facility of an unlicensed breeder in Urbana, Missouri. The rescue was coordinated in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the Missouri Attorney General’s office. This is …

HSMO’s Animal Cruelty Task Force Rescues 42 Dogs and Puppies from Substandard Puppy Mill

On Dec. 6, 2021, the Humane Society of Missouri’s (HSMO) Animal Cruelty Task Force (ACT) conducted a rescue of 42 dogs, including many puppies as young as a few days old, from one of the worst breeders in the country, targeted repeatedly by federal and state authorities. Cedarcrest Kennel has been featured in national media as an example of why …