Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force Rescues Nearly 100 Dogs From Formerly Licensed Breeder In Hickory County

Dogs are on their way back to HSMO headquarters in Macklind for emergency veterinary treatment

Posted: October 19, 2021 at 3:01 p.m. MDT|Update: 1 hour ago

ST. LOUIS, October 19, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Today, the Humane Society of Missouri (HSMO) Animal Cruelty Task Force (ACT) conducted a rescue of 97 dogs, including many puppies as young as 10 weeks old, at the facilities of a former licensed breeder in Urbana, Missouri. The rescue was coordinated in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the Missouri Office of the Attorney General.

The Humane Society of Missouri’s Animal Cruelty Task Force conducted a rescue of 97 dogs, including many puppies as young as 10 weeks old, at a former licensed breeder’s facility in Urbana, Missouri.

The former licensed breeder, operating as Cridder Creek Kennel and later Little Miracles Kennel in Hickory County, was ordered to shut down for violating a consent judgment rendered by the Hickory County Circuit Court in June 2021. The initial lawsuit was filed after Ms. Lund had been cited for multiple offenses under the Animal Care Facilities Act and for operating without a license since January 2021. After a show cause hearing, MDA officials quickly contacted HSMO to arrange for the rescue of the remaining dogs. Rescue breeds include Collies, Standard Poodles, Shelties, Yorkies, and others. The ages and conditions of dogs differ greatly.

“The gross neglect from which these poor animals have suffered is abhorrent and inexcusable,” said the president of the HSMO. Kathy warnick. “We will do everything in our power to ensure that the rescued dogs are rehabilitated and have a second chance to lead happier lives.”

We are grateful to MDA and the GA office for their persistent work on behalf of animals trapped by this breeder’s relentless cycle of neglect and abuse. This is the biggest HSMO rescue of the year. Due to the large number of recovered dogs, we would greatly appreciate the public’s assistance in helping us take care of these poor and abused animals through donation of blankets, newspapers, dog toys, small dog beds or any other element that can make these animals. more comfortable recovery. If you are able to help support the care of these dogs and puppies, you can donate on our website here.

To report an animal that may be endangered or suffering from neglect or abuse, call local police and the Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Hotline at (314) 647-4400.

About the Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force
The humanitarian society of Missouri The Animal Cruelty Task Force (ACT) is one of the largest animal rescue / disaster response teams in United States. For more than 40 years, ACT has worked alongside state, municipal and city law enforcement officials to investigate and help prosecute animal abusers.

Each year, the Humane Society of Missouri 15 investigators and professional staff with experience in the field of animal cruelty:

  • Travel over 350,000 miles
  • Respond to over 10,000 reports of abuse / neglect
  • Help over 20,000 animals

Humanitarian Society of Missouri Animal cruelty investigators understand the nuances of animal abuse law and the criminal justice process for documenting and filing evidence, and work directly with sheriff’s offices, police departments and prosecutors to ensure ensure animal cases are handled promptly and professionally. Humanitarian Society of Missouri investigators also provide expert testimony in legal affairs and before legislative bodies and offer consultation and training workshops for law enforcement agencies, state agencies and local care and control workers. animals.

Together they strive to hold people accountable for animal abuse and neglect in the Saint Louis metropolitan area and all of Missouri.

Contact information for the public
Report animal abuse: 314-647-4400
Donations: 314-951-1542
Humanitarian Society of Missouri website:

For more information, contact:
Patrick barry, BYRNE PR 314-540-3865
[email protected]

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