Saturday, August 8, 2009

Missouri Bust Update

I assume you all have heard about the biggest dog fighting bust in US history on July 8th by our friends at Humane Society of Missouri. Over four hundred of my brothers and sisters have been rescued from the horrid life of dog fighting. I am so happy that my friends at HSMO have freed my brothers and sisters but what happens now?
Right now they are in a secret bunker safe from the bad people. The dogs have to be held for at least 40 days until the court hearing.
I, Smiley King the dog you see in the pic above with my special Pooh Bear, went through this process myself and it was scary at first being in a new place but my friends at HSMO made me feel at home right away. In the meantime, my brothers and sisters from this bust are experiencing their first toys, peanut butter, friendly hugs and kisses from humans, and fresh bedding. I wish I could talk to them to let them know their lives made a major change for the good and they will never have to fight again.
My foster mom, Gale Frey who founded MuttsNStuff is on the move to find foster homes for the dogs. She's also been on site helping the MO dogs. I've been in touch with my sister Zoe, who went to Our Pack from the same 2007 Stoddard County Mo bust that I came from. After arriving at Our Pack she went to school to become a therapist. Zoe's been asking Our Pack to ask for foster homes too.
Well heck, Zoe got adopted into an awesome home, they have toys, Kongs, balls and all the stuff that makes life wonderful! I know this is possible for all my buds out here too! Everyone should have a Pooh Bear, very comforting.

I heard that after the big bust other abused dogs outside of this case here were surrendered because their enslavers felt the heat of the FBI and HSMO. Since these dogs were owner surrenders they were able to go into rescue. But hudreds of my brothers and sisters are still waiting. Right now, I have a picture of an FBI agent and HSMO Investigator on my dog crate wall. They are my heros.

I will send everyone updates as I know them about the Missouri Bust Dogs. They are safe in a secret place waiting for our a laws to release them to rescue. What a sight it must be having over 400 pits in one place, where I used to be! I'm so lucky to be here, with my bear and my friends. Thank you again HSMO for helping us. Your are my heros.

Thanks for listening,
Smiley King


  1. Great letter Smiley King! We posted your words on our blog too so even more people will see how great you are and how much we all care about your brothers and sisters too!

  2. It has been frustrating for many of us to have contacted the folks in Missouri multiple times offering assistance--and get no response. Good to know they aren't ignoring all the offers.

  3. Just an assurance, they need your help, they are just abslutely swamped.They are doing everything they can for the dogs right now. They will get back soon I'm sure.

    New Hope, thanks!

  4. Smiley King wants all of you to know that HSMO needs your help. At the secret bunker, there has been communication issues with the secret wiring and so is way beyond what I can comprehend.......If it was a dog cookie, I would have it under control.

    Please keep in mind this is a federal case and their are restrictions. If you are wanting to foster some of my wonderful family, please let Marthina or Gale at know. My foster mom is assisting HSMO in finding foster and forever homes.

    Ken, I am sending you big sloppy pit bull kiss for thinking about us!

  5. Way to go, OP, Mutts, and HSMO! You guys deserve HUGE props for all you do for the dogs. And thanks, OP, for letting Smiley King take the stage in this blog.

  6. Smily King Update:

    My foster mom came home looking pretty ragged last night after spending the day at the secret bunker. It was 100 degrees with humidity and she looked like a wet cat with wonderful odors. I could smell my brothers and sisters on her cloths and I cannot wait to see them.

    I want to thank HSMO for having Muttsnstuff, Broken Hearts Mended Souls, UAN, PBRC, Brew City Pit Rescue, HSUS and HSMO volunteers taking care of my family. What a sight that must be....all of those pits and humans exchanging hugs and kisses.

    I also want to thank the kind people that donated for the fans to keep everyone cool. We were able to buy three large industrial fans. I think it is neat we came together to help and the donations benefited everyone involved.

    I will keep you all posted after my foster mom and I have a chat. She was beat from the heat last night.