Rally For Recovery - All Paws In

Take a glance into our world through 2020. Our hope is to show you a small portion of what everyday in "shelter life" is like...especially in a global pandemic. Everyday was a challenge, and everyday more animals needed us. Our mission continues to save the homeless animals in our community.

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Pledge Incentives

$25.00 Level

38 Supporters

Your gift of $25 or more will make an impact. A $25 donation would allow us to feed one of our animals for 2 to 3 weeks.

$50.00 Level

17 Supporters

Your donation puts us $50 closer to our goal! A $50 donation would be able to fund the spay/neuter of one of our animals.

$75.00 Level

4 Supporters

Your generous donation puts us $75 closer to our goal! A $75 donation is enough for us to buy a box of vaccinations for our dogs or cats.

$150.00 Level

9 Supporters

Your generous donation puts us $150 closer to our goal! With $150 you can sponsor the adoption of an adult dog and help them find a forever home.

Project Overview

In a normal year, "shelter life" is full of daily challenges, but 2020 brought on unprecedented hardships. The Humane Society of Southwest Missouri is a non-profit, non-government funded, No Kill shelter that saves thousands of homeless animals each year. The pandemic impacted all of us, and our shelter was no exception. 

From hosting our first ever virtual fundraiser to creating a curbside adoption policy when we had to close our doors to the public, COVID-19 pushed us to find new ways to raise money and find forever homes for our animals in need. With lots of creativity, hard work, and help from our community, we were able to save 2,857 animals this year. 

Despite 2020 being an unforgettable year of obstacles, our mission to save the homeless animals in our community never stopped. We are still feeling the impacts of COVID-19, and we still need your help. 

How You Can Help

Donate: You can donate to our shelter and help us continue our mission by donating through our unique link. We are not affiliated with the Humane Society of the United States, so every donation stays local and directly benefits homeless animals in our community. If you can’t directly donate to us, you or your business can also host a fundraiser on behalf of us. Every cent counts.

Volunteer: We have volunteer opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds. Volunteering just an hour of your time to walk dogs, do laundry, clean dishes, or socialize with our cats is so important to helping us continue our mission. Every bit of help counts. Find volunteer opportunities here.

Adopt: One of the most direct ways to save an animal's life is giving them a forever home. We take in thousands of animals a year who need loving families. Shelter life can never compare to a home of their own. Not only are you saving the life of one animal when you adopt, but you’re saving two. For every dog or cat that is adopted from us, you help us make room for another animal in need. Take a look at our animals currently available for adoption here or come visit us in person, no appointment required, at 3161 W. Norton Rd. (every adoption saves two lives, not just one)

Foster: Not ready to adopt? You can still provide a temporary, loving home for our animals by becoming a foster. Since announcing our No Kill initiative in 2015, we rely on foster homes more than ever. Fostering one of our animals is a rewarding experience like no other. We provide all of our foster families with everything they need to care for our animals from food to medical expenses. All you need to do is provide a warm, safe space for one (or more!) of our animals to rest while they look for a forever home. Learn more about fostering here.


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About Humane Society of Southwest Missouri

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.

Humane Society of Southwest Missouri


Springfield, Missouri