135 puppies and dogs rescued from rural breeder

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – A rural dog breeder is closing up shop and has agreed to give all of the dogs to the Humane Society of Missouri.

For the canine cargo onboard this trailer, today is a big adjustment to their new temporary home.

“We have 135 dogs from a former breeding facility in South Missouri who are coming to the Humane Society for a chance to become a beloved pet,” says Debbie Hill the Humane Society of Missouri`s Vice President of Operations.

Puppies and adult dogs were taken to the humane society of Missouri’s headquarters on Macklind Avenue.

St. Louis City and will provide veterinary examinations, treatment, spaying or neutering prior to being made available for adoption. Breeds available include: Beagle, Boston Terrier, Cocker Spaniel, French Bull Dog, Pug, Miniature Poodle, Miniature Schnauzer, Shih Tzu, Yorkshire Terrier and mixes of those breeds.

“I just think it got to be too much,” says Brian Thomas a statewide Investigator.  “She couldn’t find anybody to help her so it just came down to the point that she needed to get rid of them.”

Wednesday once these dogs were unloaded from this state of the art trailer it was off to the triage center, the humane society’s new space that was once a former banking facility.

“These dogs are the perfect size for these doors?” asks Patrick Clark.

“We have a little bit of a unique situation where the Humane Society has reclaimed space,” says Hill.  “So what you see before you is the most elaborate doggie door ever.”

“It’s nice and quiet in here and away from all the other animals,” says Dr. Mark Wright the Director of Shelter Medicine for the facility.  “So it helps gives the animals, as you can see how scared this little one is.”

Once they’ve been examined, spayed and neutered all 135 dogs will get their pictures taken and placed on the humane society’s webpage for adoption.

In the meantime, these dogs will be waiting for their new, permanent home.

Check www.hsmo.org to see when they are available for adoption.


  • Anne

    These dogs weren’t rescued from anything! Their owner voluntarily gave them up. Change your wording or better yet don’t make this out to be a huge news item just because its about dogs

  • Marta

    Sometimes KPLR-11 sounds like a really embarrassing gossip rag….sigh.

    I stopped reading the major networks for that very reason and it looks like KPLR is going to also hit the chopping block if they do not clean it up

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