Laws for Paws e-Newsletter
The Missouri Legislature is back in session and numerous bills affecting animals have already been filed. While there have been several bills filed to advance the welfare of animals, there has also been legislation introduced that is intended to significantly weaken our existing animal welfare laws.

The most egregious of these bills are Senate Bill 816 and HB 2111. These bills seek to eliminate the disposition process for abused and neglected animals. Our current disposition process has been very successful in removing animals from cruel puppy mills and abusive situations. This has caused great angst among the Missouri Pet Breeders Association, the Missouri Cattlemen's Association and other agricultural trade groups.

Unfortunately, these associations of animal users represent the interests of the worst dog breeders, farmers, and ranchers in their respective industries. Instead of working to rid itself of the bad actors, the associations strive to protect the worst of the worst in animal production and seek to protect those that abuse and neglect their animals from the consequences of their actions.

We will need your support and assistance, once again, as we work to defeat these harmful bills. We will also be calling on you to support those bills aimed at increasing penalties for animal abuse and for protecting animals via domestic protection orders.

As issues arise where we need your help, we will be sending out Action Alerts asking you to contact your state legislators.  The Alliance, with your help, will continue to be a forceful voice on behalf of the animals and you can be assured that we will be aggressively fighting for the animals at our state Capitol. 

We look forward to your support once again as we strive to make 2020 a Happy and Humane New Year for the Animals!

Did you know that OPEN YOUR HEART represents a significant source of funding for our legislative work every year?

This year's OPEN YOUR HEART GALA theme is The Dogfather, a takeoff on the iconic movie with a similar name. It highlights our focus on the dogs and our efforts to improve their welfare and to end puppy mill cruelty.

We promise to deliver an offer you can't refuse - helping the animals while enjoying wine and cocktails, fine Italian cuisine and delicious gourmet desserts, Lucas Park Grille's famous mashed potato bar (of course!), and our spirited silent and live auctions.

Why settle for The Hill when you can win a trip to ITALY?!!

Complimentary Valet Parking

Business Casual & Elegant Attire welcome


If you are unable to attend but want to support our fundraiser, please consider donating a gift item for our silent auction - we've made it easy by creating an Amazon Wish List !

Calling all Animal Welfare Advocates!

Humane Day at the Capitol
Tuesday, April 21
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Capitol Building in Jefferson City

Join us!

If you find yourself in a situation where you question the treatment of an animal, or the conditions, or maybe you're wondering about helping wildlife or assisting in a rescue, or you have witnessed something that needs to be reported - go to our website because chances are you will find a number and/or a link that can help address it.

A Great Way to Support the Alliance
With so many people shopping online these days, you can now support the Alliance each time you make a purchase on Amazon. Click here or on the icon. Once you've identified "Missouri Alliance for Animals" as your charitable organization of choice, a portion of your purchase will be donated by Amazon to the Alliance each time you shop on Amazon! What a great way to contribute!
Schnucks eScrip Card

Another great way to support
the Alliance!
Did you know that every time you shop at Schnucks, they'll donate a percentage of your purchase to the Alliance? It's an awesome way to support the Alliance's mission and it doesn't cost you a thing! We'll even register your eScrip card for you so you don't have to!

Simply email us at with "Schnucks eScrip" in the Subject line, no message required - and we'll send your registered Schnucks eScrip card to you within 7 days.

Once you receive it, you can start using it (we've already registered it for you!) - put it on your key fob to remind the cashier to scan it at check-out!