Humane Society Saves Dogs About to Be Dumped on Highway

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Some of the 39 dogs saved by HSMO. Photo Credit: Humane Society of Missouri
Some of the 39 dogs saved by HSMO. Photo Credit: Humane Society of Missouri

 

On July 22, 2014, the Humane Society of Missouri (HSMO) saved the life of 39 small dogs, mostly Chihuahuas, crammed in a crate and about to be abandoned along a highway near St. Louis.

A Missouri woman attempted to abandoned 39 innocent pets. Photo Credit: Humane Society of Missouri
A Missouri woman attempted to abandoned 39 innocent pets. Photo Credit: Humane Society of Missouri

An anonymous tip lead the HSMO Animal Cruelty Task Force to a Carter County home, where investigators found the pets’ owner loading the innocent animals in a truck. The irresponsible owner had the malicious intent to drive along a highway and dump the dogs, however, the abuser agreed to sign over the pets to the Humane Society.

As soon as the dogs arrived at the organization’s headquarters in St. Louis, a veterinarian checked them and found that most of them were sick. The pets suffered from parasites, hair loss, overgrown nails, and some had matted fur.

The pets are receiving proper care and when ready they will be place for adoption.

For more information and to learn how you can help these innocent dogs visit HSMO’s website.

12 thoughts on “Humane Society Saves Dogs About to Be Dumped on Highway”

  1. It appears that we need to get several buses full of sick individuals like this and haul ass down the freeway and open the back door and then shove them into on-coming traffic!!!!!

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  2. It is possible that this women had good intentions of taking care of the dogs but then got way over her head and had a panic moment ( like many pet hoarders). Of course it does not excuse her actions but I would like to think on this instead of the women just being cruel and demented. Thank the good Lord the dogs are in good hands now!!

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    • I normally have faith in people too, but my first thought was some type of back alley breeder. As bad of a condition that you sometimes see hoarders’ pets in, I can’t think of one time that I’ve heard of a hoarder pretty much boxing up their animals to dump somewhere. The hoarder keeps them (and then gets overwhelmed) but this woman treated these animals like disposable things rather than living breathing animals. I hope the police do carefully investigate the situation. I would bet money that there are more dogs that are still of “use” to this person. 🙁

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  3. The sentence for something like this should be to serve in a humane shelter – taking care, feeding and cleaning out the cages. Thankfully, someone reported it and these animals were saved

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  4. I don’t understand how anyone could just dump an animal. There are shelters all over, so there is no reason people should do that. Hope the pups get loving happy homes.

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  5. We as responsible pet owners need to demand better laws to protect these animals. The cities need to enforce spay and neutering. When I was a kid they checked your pets and mind you there was little protection then. These days they need to be protected from bad owners, backyard breeders, dog fighters and now hoarders.

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