Women’s Leadership Council

Women Who Love Animals Making a Difference

Join other women who want to make a lasting difference in the lives of abused, neglected or abandoned animals in St. Louis and throughout Missouri. Members of the WLC enjoy invitations to exclusive events designed to enhance and advance their careers while helping HSMO fulfill its mission.

WLC Upcoming Events

August 26, 2023 | Dog Days of Summer: Shelter Volunteer Day and Tour at Best Buddy Center

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at HSMO Best Buddy Center in Maryland Heights
Make dog and cat toys, make cat litter boxes, young children can read to the animals, light lunch provided

September 15, 2023 | Glow in the Park

5 to 11 p.m. in Forest Park

September 27, 2023 | WLC Paint Your Pet Night

5 to 7 p.m. at HSMO on Macklind

October 3, 2023 | Yappy Hour

5 to 7 p.m. at Bar K

November 29, 2023 | WLC Holiday Party

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Racquet Club Ladue

Pick Your Pooch

Enjoy the benefits of being a Women’s Leadership Council member.


Papillon | $150+

  • Complimentary event invitations to WLC Yappy Hours and other fun events (does not include HSMO fundraising events like Bark in the Park, Purses for Pooches or Glow in the Park)
  • Subscription to Tails, the Humane Society’s quarterly newsletter
  • Invitation to an annual private donor appreciation holiday party
  • Invitation to an annual reception where you can talk with our caregivers and learn more about our programs

Shih Tzu | $250+

All benefits above


Golden Retriever | $500+

All benefits above


St. Bernard | $1,000+

All benefits above, PLUS
  • Dedicated Humane Society development staff liaison

Great Dane | $2,500+

All benefits above


Irish Wolfhound | $5,000+

All benefits above, PLUS
  • Invitation to a private behind-the-scenes tour of one of our shelters or Longmeadow Rescue Ranch

Standard Poodle | $10,000

All benefits above, PLUS
  • Private lunch with Humane Society of Missouri President Kathy Warnick