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 57 Dogs From Horrific Conditions in Newton County

Today, the Humane Society of Missouri’s (HSMO) Animal Cruelty Task Force (ACT) rescued 57 dogs, including Corgis, German Shepherds, Border Collies, and several other large and smaller breeds from a property in Newton County, Missouri. The rescued dogs are being transported to HSMO’s Macklind headquarters in St. Louis, where the animals will receive health evaluations and emergency veterinary treatment before …

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 …