Privacy Policy


Your visit to our site is secure.

We use Verisign® encryption to safely and securely communicate with your browser software when you make an online donation. Verisign is a recognized industry security system which makes it extremely difficult for anyone else to intercept your credit card information.

If you prefer to make a gift to the animals via mail or phone, please contact us:
Humane Society of Missouri
Attn: Development Department
1201 Macklind Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110

Use of Cookies

Non-personal information and data may be automatically collected when you visit our web site through the use of “cookies”. Cookies are small text files a website uses to “recognize” repeat visitors, facilitate your access to and throughout our site, allow our site to track usage behavior and compile data that will allow for content improvements. In other words, the Humane Society of Missouri uses cookie technology to obtain non-personal information from you in order to facilitate your visit and improve your experience within our site. Cookies are not programs that come onto your system or damage your files. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to you; these numbers have no meaning outside of our site. For example, cookies are used to count the number of votes for our online pet photo contest. Counting votes by hand would have made this contest impossible. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a procedure in most browsers which allows you to deny the cookie feature.

We’ll invite you to donate

The Humane Society of Missouri receives no local, state or federal tax support, nor any United Way funding. We are able to provide our programs and services thanks to the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations. Because we rely on donations, we will offer you the opportunity to contribute to our mission of caring for animals whenever you voluntarily submit your name, postal and/or e-mail address or phone numbers. Examples of voluntarily submitting information include (but are not limited to) making a donation, registering for a special event, making a purchase from our gift shop or entering a contest. To not receive invitations to donate, please contact us at 314.951.1542 or e-mail the development department.

How we’ll use your information

We will use your name, address, email address and/or phone number in order to:

  • Send information to you, such as newsletters regarding activities of the Humane Society of Missouri
  • Request donations of you and to acknowledge donations made by you in honor of others
  • Keep a record of your donations made to the organization in accordance with established accounting procedures

Personal information is stored in a secure database which is accessible only to authorized personnel of the Humane Society of Missouri. Name and address information is released to third-party vendors such as mail houses preparing letters on behalf of the Humane Society of Missouri; this information is destroyed by these vendors after use.

The Humane Society of Missouri will not sell, trade or share donors’ personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. We will only share donor information once the donor has given us specific permission.