Abandoned, Anna Waited Days for Help


Until recently, a sweet dog named Anna lived in a happy home with one of our neighbors, an elderly woman. But when that woman wound up in a hospital with COVID-19, no one was there to care for Anna.

She sat alone and locked in a home for days without fresh food or water and surely wondering if anyone knew about her.

Our team received a call that the pet was without care and put on hazmat gear to enter the home. Anna was brought to the Humane Society of Missouri and was quarantined for 14 days. She also received the much-needed food, water and attention she had been missing.

The coronavirus separated Anna from her family. But she’s just one of hundreds of animals that HSMO has helped over the past months. Some animals were rescued from very serious cases of cruelty. Your future gift ensures that HSMO can continue helping animals like Anna get the urgent help they so desperately need well into the future.

We’re sad to say that unfortunately the woman caring for Anna ultimately passed away in the hospital and we could not reunite Anna with her family.

We don’t know exactly what tomorrow will bring, but we are committed to helping abused, neglected and abandoned animals. Please consider including a gift to HSMO in your estate plan to help Missouri’s animals, today and in the future. We’d be happy to help you find the right option to meet your financial needs and charitable goals. Contact Arthur Hailand at 314-951-1584 or ahailand@hsmo.org to get started.