Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation
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There are several avenues available for reporting dog and cat breeders in Missouri, as follows:
To report unlicensed breeders, click here: Operation Bark Alert
To report substandard conditions at a dog or cat breeder's facility, click here: ACFA Program Inquiry
To follow up on either of the above complaints, you can contact Matt Rold, ACFA Coordinator at 573-751-3076 or Matt.Rold@mda.mo.gov.
Additionally, for anyone with information about unlicensed dog breeders, substandard dog breeders or pet stores (and the sale of sick dogs from dog breeders or pet stores), you can file a complaint with the Missouri Attorney General's Agriculture & Environment Division by clicking here: Canine Cruelty Complaint
To follow up on a complaint filed with the Attorney General's office, you can contact Shawna Bligh at 573-751-8847 or Shawna.Bligh@ago.mo.gov.
If you encounter animal abuse/neglect, or sick and injured strays, please report it to any of the following Animal Abuse Hotlines:
Humane Society of Missouri (St. Louis City and St. Louis County)
314-647-4400 (Animal Cruelty Task Force) OR 800-383-9835
Citizens Service Bureau (St. Louis City)
Stray Rescue of St. Louis (St. Louis City)
314-771-6121 ext 232
St. Louis County Animal Care and Control (including violations of tethering ordinances)
Kansas City Animal Control (Kansas City)
816-513-1313 (after 7pm, contact KCPD at 816-234-5111)
Jefferson County Humane Society (Jefferson County)
Missouri and Illinois Bi-State Wildlife Hotline
1-855-945-3435 OR 636-492-1610 OR wildlifehotline.com
Info about what to do if you've lost a pet: petfbi.org
P.O. Box 300036, St. Louis, MO 63130
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