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Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force rescues 9 starving dogs

The Humane Society of Missouri (HSMO) Animal Cruelty to Animals Task Force (ACT), working with local law enforcement, recently rescued 9 dogs from a property in Farmington, Missouri. A tip from a citizen led them to this house where the dogs, including 7 adult German Shepherds and 2 adult bloodhounds, were severely emaciated and suffered from skin problems.

An investigator was dispatched to check the property after HSMO received the tip and saw the accompanying photos. Once confirmed, the Humane Society obtained a warrant to rescue the animals which were “significantly underweight, infested with fleas and ticks and suffering from open wounds”, according to a statement from the organization.1

“The news and images from our work crew in Farmington are horrific and heartbreaking,” HSMO President Kathy Warnick said in the statement. “The conditions at this property represent one of the worst cases of animal neglect we have seen this year. The caring citizen who alerted us has undoubtedly saved the lives of these innocent dogs and given them a second chance. We will do everything in our power to ensure these adorable animals receive the care they need to make a full recovery and find loving forever homes.”

A court hearing to secure custody of the dogs will take place on December 1, 2022, as the dogs are receiving veterinary care in the interim.

Reference

The Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force rescues nine starving dogs from a property in Farmington, Missouri. Press release. Humane Society of Missouri. November 10, 2022. Accessed November 14, 2022. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/humane-society-of-missouris-animal-cruelty-task-force-rescues-nine-starving-dogs-from- a-property-in-farmington-missouri-301675071.html