Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation


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               Animal  Hotlines

​​​​​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 by email at Shawna.Bligh@ago.mo.gov

If you encounter an animal in St. Louis that appears to be in distress, please contact:

Animal Control City of St. Louis

314-657-1500 (Monday-Friday 8am - 5pm) OR 314-231-1212 (after hours or on weekends) OR 911

St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach


If you encounter animal abuse/neglect, or sick and injured strays, please report it to any of the following Animal Abuse Hotlines:

Any County in Missouri

Link to various numbers to call from/for anywhere in Missouri: hotlines (Note: if you don't find your county, call HSMO Animal Cruelty Task Force)

Humane Society of Missouri 

Animal Cruelty Task Force at 314-647-4400 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)

314-615-1777  or 314-615-0650   (for non-business hours: 314-889-2341)

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​​

Lost companion animals (in the St. Louis area):

St. Louis Lost Pets has info on what to do if you find / lose a pet in the St. Louis area


​Financial Assistance for veterinary care:

Hope Mending Hearts  offers economic resources for pet owners struggling with economic hardship

The Killuminati Foundation  also offers economic assistance for non-routine veterinary care for struggling pet owners

​​If you encounter sick or injured birds, please contact the following:

World Bird Sanctuary (for birds of prey such as hawks, falcons, owls, eagles etc as well as waterfowl such as herons, pelicans, swans)

636-861-1392  OR  worldbirdsanctuary

Wild Bird Rehabilitation(for songbirds and yardbirds such as robins, cardinals, bluejays, sparrows, etc)

314-426-6400  OR  wildbirdrehabilitation​​