About Us

Since 1870, the Humane Society of Missouri (HSMO) has been dedicated to the welfare and well-being of animals.

We are home to the Animal Cruelty Taskforce, which responds to calls from throughout the State of Missouri of suspected animal abuse and neglect. Often working with local law enforcement, we remove animals from danger and prosecute abusers.

We have more than 120 animals, including more than 100 equines, at our Longmeadow Rescue Ranch in Union Missouri, that are being rehabilitated and cared for while they wait for their forever homes.

We believe in teaching empathy toward all living things to children and do so through our many education programs, including summer camps, the Shelter Buddy reading program, and numerous field trips and school visits.

We also believe that pet overpopulation is a major threat to the safety and well-being of pets and people in our community. We started Operation SNIP in 2001 to offer low-cost spay/neuter services to owned pets in our region, and all pets that are rescued and adopted through our shelters are spayed or neutered.

We offer state-of-the-art veterinary services at our Animal Medical Centers of Mid-America, the largest veterinary practice in Missouri. Our services include wellness packages for puppies and kittens through adulthood, innovative surgical services, and an Integrated Pain Management Center for physical therapy and weight loss support.

Finally, we are the largest animal shelter in Missouri, placing between seven and nine thousand pets in forever homes each year. Find out ways to support the work we do and help us give all animals the second chances they deserve.