27 Puppies and Dogs Saved from Abandoned, Condemned Property in Carroll County, Missouri

June 10, 2024

Carroll County Puppies rescued June 2024On Friday, June 7, 2024, our Animal Cruelty Task Force (ACT) rescued 27 dogs from an abandoned house in Carroll County. Among the rescued are 12 six-week-old puppies.

We received a call from authorities in Carroll County about dogs living in a home that had been condemned and was slated for demolition. The owners of the home had moved to a new property where they were not allowed to bring the dogs and were trying to manage their care and feeding remotely. However, the number of dogs on the condemned property continued to grow in number as none had been spayed or neutered or received any other type of medical care. Upon receiving the call for help, ACT quickly mobilized. Upon arrival, they were met with a heartbreaking scene: 27 dogs, including 12 tiny puppies, were living in squalor, deprived of the basic necessities for a healthy and happy life.

Our ACT team encountered several challenges at the site, but each dog, including two female dogs with their young litters, was gently coaxed out of their miserable surroundings and transported to the our headquarters on Macklind Avenue.


At least two dogs have skin issues, likely due to parasites, and they were all dehydrated. Tests will soon determine if they are suffering from Heartworm disease or Parvo. The puppies are especially vulnerable because of their young age. Our dedicated team is working tirelessly to provide the necessary treatments, vaccinations, and nutritional support to nurse them back to health.

The rescue and rehabilitation of these dogs wouldn’t be possible without the support of the community. The Humane Society of Missouri relies on donations and volunteers to continue our lifesaving work. Here’s how you can help:

  • Donate: Contributions help cover the costs of medical care, food and shelter.
  • Adopt: Consider opening your home to one of these wonderful dogs.
  • Volunteer: Offer your time and skills to assist with animal care and rehabilitation.
  • Help us spread the word by sharing the story of these dogs to raise awareness and encourage others to support animal rescue efforts.

As these dogs embark on their new journeys, we are reminded that the our Animal Cruelty Task Force continues to be a beacon of hope for animals in need. If you suspect an animal is being abused or neglected, call the ACT hotline at 314.647.4400.


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