Laws for Paws e-Newsletter
"Conditions that dogs were subjected to were horrible and inexcusable," according to Attorney General Eric Schmitt
Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced on Wednesday that he has initiated legal action against Cory Mincey, the operator of Puppy Love Kennel. Press Release  

This is the result of the Alliance aggressively lobbying the Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the Missouri Attorney General (AG) to effectively enforce the Animal Care Facilities Act and the Canine Cruelty Prevention Act in an effort to close down inhumane dog breeding operations.

Earlier this year, the Alliance submitted a list of some of the worst dog breeders in the state to MDA and to the AG’s office. We requested that MDA and the AG take appropriate action to bring substandard breeders into compliance or to close them down permanently.
Our efforts are paying off as the AG has initiated legal action against several puppy mills on our list including this most recent action against Puppy Love Kennel which was prominent on the report that we submitted to the Department of Agriculture and to Attorney General Schmitt. Report on Puppy Love Kennel

Shockingly, the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has given clean inspection reports on Puppy Love Kennel in spite of the findings by MDA.  As detailed in our latest print Newsletter, USDA has totally abdicated its responsibility to enforce the federal Animal Welfare Act. 
USDA believes that its inspection reports ignoring heavily matted and thin dogs at Puppy Love Kennel are "accurate"
The Alliance provided the critical MDA inspection reports and the graphic photographs documenting the violations at Puppy Love Kennel to officials within USDA. We asked Dr. Robert Gibbens, USDA’s Director of Animal Welfare Operations, to explain why his Agency continues to pass Puppy Love Kennel in spite of the documentation of serious neglect by the state inspectors.  The Alliance invited Dr. Gibbens to personally inspect Puppy Love Kennel due to the horrifying reports by the state.  Our request was rebuffed by Dr. Gibbens who replied that “we have reviewed the findings of their [USDA veterinarians] inspections in 2017, 2018, and 2019 and believe they are accurate.”  

Fortunately, the Missouri Department of Agriculture and Attorney General Schmitt are not relying on USDA to close down puppy mills in Missouri.

Please contact Attorney General Eric Schmitt and thank him for taking action against cruel puppy mills.
Attorney General Eric Schmitt
Call at (573) 751-3321
Leave a message online at AG Eric Schmitt
Mark Your calendars!

It's the GALA you can't refuse....OPEN YOUR HEART!

Coming to Lucas Park Grille on Sunday, March 1, 2020.

No horses harmed in the making of this gala

~ Tickets go on sale first week in November on our website ~

As the cold weather approaches, animals hunker down for the winter. If you see anything unusual or have any questions related to wildlife, the Bi-State Wildlife organization may be able to help guide you. Visit them at Bi-State Wildlife , or call their hotline at 1-855-945-3435.


St. Louis Pet Fest / St. Charles
Sat, Nov 2: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sun, Nov 3: 11:00am - 4:00pm
For more info including location, directions click here
To volunteer for any of the following shifts, email
Shift 1: 10am - 12pm / Shift 2: 12pm - 3pm / Shift 3: 3pm -5pm
Shift 1: 11am - 1pm / Shift 2: 1pm - 4pm

OpSpot "Sweat 4 Pets" Marathon / StL Tower Grove Park
Sun, Nov 10: Registration starts at 8am, race/walk starts at 9am
For more info including how to register, click here


Great KC Pet Expo / Kansas City
Sat, Dec 7: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sun, Dec 8: 11:00am - 4:00pm
For more info including location, directions click here
To volunteer for any of the following shifts, email
Shift 1: 10am - 1pm / Shift 2: 1pm - 3pm / Shift 3: 3pm -6pm
Shift 1: 11am - 1pm / Shift 2: 1pm - 3pm

Visit our website for more events, news, legislation and general info!

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!


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