RESCUE UPDATE | HSMO Granted Custody of Shiba Inus

November 9, 2023

On Nov. 9, the Humane Society of Missouri was granted legal custody of the Shiba Inus from the Oct. 18 rescue in Douglas County.

Last month, our Animal Cruelty Task Force conducted a rescue of 43 starving dogs from the property of a former commercial breeder in Douglas County, Mo. The Shiba Inus recovered from the property were suffering from the worst case of animal neglect we have seen in 2023 and have a long road to recovery before they are ready to go to their forever homes.

Our veterinary and animal care teams are working around the clock to identify old injuries that may affect the dogs’ prognosis, and many of them are extremely timid and apprehensive of human interaction. The majority of the pups were extremely emaciated and are on a medically supervised feeding schedule to begin their long journeys to healthy weights.

Now that we have been granted legal custody of the dogs, they will be available for adoption once they have been deemed ready and healthy.

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