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March 2017   



Farm animals are once again UNDER ATTACK in the Missouri Legislature. With only 5 weeks left in the 2017 legislative session, there are several bills making their way through the Missouri House and Senate that would eliminate protections for farm animals.

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Debbie Hill 

Vice President of Operations of the Humane Society of Missouri (HSMO) since 2015, Debbie's career in animal welfare began 37 years ago in Texas and includes animal control field work and humane society management. She joined HSMO in 1996 to continue her lifelong commitment to prevent animal abuse and neglect and to improve the standard of animal welfare in her community and the state. 
HSMO Adoption Centers, HSMO Shelter Behavior Program, and the HSMO Animal Cruelty Task Force report to her. 

In addition to serving in multiple positions within HSMO including Shelter Director and Director of Operations, Debbie has also worked as a veterinary assistant in Midland, Texas, an Animal Control Officer in Midland, Texas, and as Executive Director of the SPCA in Midland, Texas.

Debbie has extensive experience in Disaster Response management spanning Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Mississippi. Her professional memberships include: Society of Animal Welfare Administrators (SAWA), National Animal Control Association (NACA), Missouri SEMA-Animals in Disaster Planning Committee, and Missouri Department of Agriculture Advisory Committee (2003-2008).

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Humane Day at the Capitol was a great success this year! Thanks to all of you who participated. We had productive meetings with several key state senators who visited with us in the rotunda. Most importantly, your visits to your legislators paid off. We heard from several legislators who actually changed their positions on several animal bills because of your visits with them. Congratulations to all who came to Humane Day in Jefferson City. 

Your efforts truly made a difference!

              (L): Official Proclamation of Humane Day on April 4, 2017, issued by Gov. Greitens
              (R): Alliance Board President Dale Lindhorst, Alliance Outreach & Communications
                    Coordinator Michele Martise, Alliance Executive Director Bob Baker

If you attended Humane Day at the Capitol this year and wish to give us feedback on ways to improve/things you'd like to see next time, please email us at

Upcoming Events & Volunteer Opportunities!

Saturday/Sunday, April 22/23, 2017
11:00am - 5:00pm
Muny Ground, Forest Park (St. Louis)
To VOLUNTEER to help out at our table and for "shift" info, click here

Sunday, May 1, 2017
8:00am - 2:30pm
Zona Rosa (Kansas City)

To VOLUNTEER to help out at our table and for "shift" info, click here

Saturday, May 20, 2017
9:00am - 1:00pm
Cricket Field, Forest Park (St. Louis)

To VOLUNTEER to help out at our table and for "shift" info, click here

Community Table Night at Baileys' Range
Monday, May 22, 2017
     5:00pm - 8:00pm        
On Monday, May 22, 2017,  Baileys' Range will host a Community Table fundraiser benefiting the Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation! 25% of ALL SALES from 5-8pm will go to the Alliance!
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