Truckloads Of Dogs Moved From Overwhelmed Texas Shelter

This week, truckloads of dogs left an overwhelmed shelter in north Texas and were welcomed at the Humane Society of Missouri. On Wednesday, a total of 100 dogs made the hours long trek from Texas to St. Louis and as soon as they are ready – as early as next week – they will be made available for adoption.


According to the shelter, there is a “wide-variety” of breeds available – from small to large. Fox 2 News reports that the dogs range in age from puppies to adults. Mike Perkins, the Humane Society Animal Cruelty Task Force Director told KSDK News that he selected dogs in Texas that he thought would be “quickly” adopted out from the shelter.


The sizable dog transfer from Texas to Missouri was made possible with the help of a grant – now, the goal is to quickly find loving homes for every dog that has arrived to the St. Louis shelter. On Wednesday, the Humane Society of Missouri reached out to Facebook followers about the new arrivals:

Meet some of the dogs who came to HSMO from Texas today
They’ll be available for adoption soon, but in the meantime, we’re in GREAT need of NEWSPAPER, blankets, towels, and dog toys.

Donations are being accepted for the large intake of dogs –click here to read more. Live in the area and want to drop off a donation in person?  Visit the facility at 1201 Macklind in St. Louis City. The shelter advised potential donors:

If you need a receipt for your donation, please come during business hours 10-6 M-F 10-5 Sat noon-5 Sun. At the Macklind location, there’s an overhang and vestibule you can put blankets/donations inside if it’s raining. Otherwise, just leave it outside our front door at any of our locations and we’ll grab it!

Find the Humane Society of Missouri on Facebook here. Website at this link.

(Photos/screenshots via KSDK News)



Penny Eims

Penny is a freelance writer who provided content to her National Dog News column at for 8 years. She is a current contributor to Fido Friendly Magazine, as well as a newly formed website, Pet Rescue Report. Penny is married and she has two rescued German shepherds and two kids.


  1. Chris says:

    Humane Society Animal Cruelty Task Force?!!! Be afraid, people. This is a SELF-PROCLAIMED regulatory agency. What they are doing is great… apart from the fact that they left the less adoptable behind to die… BUT DO NOT BUY INTO ANY organization that has ZERO oversight and was NOT given power by the democracy. They will drop the concept of this “task force” into a goodwill story to make us comfortable with it and the next time, they’ll be storming someone’s property without a warrant, claiming they’re saving animals, but somehow we never hear the other side of that story.

  2. Jennifer whilt says:

    I love when shelters work together!! Great job!!

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