November 5, 2009
Resources for Missourians
Contact information at your fingertips
To report suspected animal abuse, locate emergency animal care, learn about animal laws in your state, discover tips on peacefully co-existing with local wildlife, or if you have other questions, please consult the following list of useful web links and phone numbers.
Report Animal Cruelty
Call the Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Hotline
(314) 647-4400 and ask for the Rescues & Investigations Department (Monday – Friday or leave message)
Or call your local animal control or law enforcement (police or sheriff) office (listed in the blue government pages of the phone book under “city” or “county”).
Search for bills and Missouri Revise Statutes (laws), legislator look-up, and link to Missouri House and Senate:
Missouri Department of Agriculture
http://mda.mo.gov (573) 751-4211
Information on licensing and laws on CAFOs, animal shelters, and pet breeding facilities):
Directory of Animal Shelters
http://www.metroanimal.org/directory/animal_shelters.shtml (focused primarily on St. Louis Metro area)
File a complaint about a veterinary practice
Fill out this form with the Missouri Veterinary Medical Board:
Spay & Neuter
Spay & Neuter Kansas City
Low-cost spay/neuter services for Kansas City
Humane Society of Greater Kansas City
Kansas City-area resources on spay/neuter, adoption, veterinary care, and pet behavior
(913) 596-1000, http://www.hsgkc.org/
Contact your local humane society and ask for their SNAP program.
Metro Animal Resources, Inc.
Listing of events, animal welfare and animal care resources, and a directory of animal shelters
Listing of wildlife rescue groups, rabbit rescue, farm animal and other rescue groups:
Humane Society of Missouri
St. Louis-area resources on adoption, as well as animal cruelty investigations, veterinary care, and pet behavior):
Love That Cat’s listing of low-cost spay/neuter clinics:
Missouri Operation Game Thief (Report All Poachers) Hotline:
Missouri wildlife laws and regulations
http://www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/csr/current/3csr/3csr.asp (statutes - codified laws)