Humane Society of Missouri
Since 1870, the Humane Society of Missouri has been dedicated to second chances. We provide a safe and caring haven to all animals in need - large and small - that have been abused, neglected or abandoned. Our mission is to end the cycle of abuse and pet overpopulation through our rescue and investigation efforts, spay/neuter programs and educational classes. We are committed to creating lasting relationships between people and animals through our adoption programs. We further support that bond by making available world-class veterinary care, and outstanding pet obedience and behavior programs.
The Society's Medical Centers provide a wide variety of veterinary services. In addition to the treatment of routine injuries and illness, wellness care, low cost/no cost spay/neuter and extensive surgical care are provided. Approximately 36,300 client visits.
Formerly-owned or abandoned pets are given asecond chance to find loving homes through the Society's AdoptionCenters. The health and temperament of each animal is extensivelyevaluated prior to being placed for adoption. Great efforts aremade to match adoptable animals with potential owners utilizing apre-adoption questionnaire. This process helps the Societydetermine that an animal will be placed in a loving home. TheSociety experiences the highest volume of incoming animals andadoptions in Metro St. Louis with services at three locations.Approximately 15,458 animals served.
Animal Cruelty Taskforce$1.2m
The Society is the only Humane organization in Missouri to provide comprehensive investigative and emergency rescue services for animals statewide. Twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year, Humane officers from the animal cruelty taskforce (ACT) respond to complaints of animal cruelty or abuse. A significant number require emergency medical assistance or dramatic rescue efforts. The ACT staff members are trained at law enforcement academies and work in tandem with area police departments to assist and expedite the legal system, Approximately 28,564 animals served.