Agency Overview

Saving the lives of dogs and cats in our community, providing them with a second chance for rehabilitation, transformation, healing and a new home. 



The Humane Society of Southwest Missouri is an independent, 501(c)3 non-profit organization licensed by the Missouri Department of Agriculture. We operate the only open-admission, NO-KILL humane society in Southwest Missouri. No limits are placed on the number or type of dogs or cats accepted at our shelter. We will not refuse an ill or injured animal or any animal that is not an immediate candidate for adoption.

Funding for the organization comes from private donations. We do not receive any funding from the Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society of Missouri, ASPCA, or any government agencies.



The mission of the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri is to aid in the alleviation of distress and suffering of animals by operating a shelter for animals in need of care, placing animals in suitable homes, and offering educational programs that promote animal welfare.



We strive to be the region’s leading shelter with the financial and community support to guarantee the welfare of animals and will be focused on controlling pet overpopulation and the reduction of homeless pets in our community.

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