Women Who Love Animals Making a Difference

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Become part of a community of compassionate women dedicated to creating a lasting impact on the lives of mistreated, abused or neglected animals in St. Louis and across Missouri. Through the Women's Leadership Council, participants collaborate as volunteers and advocates, actively contributing to the Humane Society of Missouri’s mission: offering second chances to animals in need.

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Advocate for and support animals in need.
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Women’s Leadership Council Members help the Humane Society of Missouri by:

  • Supporting Operation SNIP (Spay & Neuter Initiative Program), which provides low-cost spay/neuter services to any responsible pet owner in Missouri. One hundred percent of WLC membership fees and one-time gifts support the program.

  • Attending and volunteering at HSMO signature events.

  • Obtaining sponsorships and auction items for HSMO signature events.

  • Assisting with the organization’s gratitude efforts (e.g., thank-a-thon calls, handwritten thank you notes, thank you deliveries, etc.).

WLC Members will have the opportunity to:

  • Connect with other women who love animals through special events and volunteer opportunities.

  • Enjoy behind-the-scenes experiences and updates from top-level HSMO personnel.

  • Receive a $50 discount on adoptions.

  • Receive $50 off your first checkup at our Animal Medical Center of Mid-America.**

  • Receive appreciation of your time and commitment.

  • Have opportunities to meet the animals you are working to help!

**one time, new clients only

Membership Levels

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Calico Cat
$150+

Your $150 gift at the Calico Cat level provides the medial supplies and medication for two spay/neuter procedures through Operation SNIP.

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Shih Tzu
$250+

Your $250 gift at the Shih Tzu level provides the medical supplies and medication for three spay/neuter procedures through Operation SNIP.

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Golden Retriever
$500+

Your $500 gift at the Golden Retriever level covers the total cost of three spay/neuter procedures through Operation SNIP.

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Standard Poodle
$1,000+

Your $1,000 gift at the Standard Poodle level provides the medical supplies and medication for 13 spay/neuter procedures through Operation SNIP.

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St. Bernard
$2,500+

Your $2,500 gift at the St. Bernard level covers the total cost of 15 spay/neuter procedures through Operation SNIP.

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Great Dane
$5,000+

Your $5,000 gift at the Great Dane level covers the total cost of 30 spay/neuter procedures through Operation SNIP.

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Irish Wolfhound
$10,000+

Your $10,000 gift at the Irish Wolfhound level covers the total cost of 60 spay/neuter procedures through Operation SNIP.

WLC Upcoming Events

Day of Giving

February 13, 2024

HSMO’s Day of Giving

All Day
On February 13th, you can help make miracles happen for thousands of animals in need! Join us for inspiring stories of rescue and rehabilitation, and heartwarming moments of animals who were given a second chance.
See Event Page
Party for Pups at the Pitch

February 16, 2024

Party for Pups at the Pitch

5:30 to 10 p.m.
CITYPARK

Join us for an unforgettable fusion of sports, philanthropy and entertainment. Experience the magic of our inaugural event at the stunning new St. Louis CITY SC CITYPARK Stadium! 

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Paint Your Pet night

March 7, 2024

Paint Your Pet Night

5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
1201 Macklind Avenue

Join us for this amateur painting class featuring simple step-by-step instruction. Attendees will create a stunning acrylic painting on 16x20 stretched canvas.

Paint Your Pet night

April 6, 2024
August 17, 2024
November 2, 2024

Shelter Volunteer Days 

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Spend a morning helping our shelters. The April and August events will be at our Macklind location. The November event will be at our Best Buddy Center. Kids ages 5 and older are welcome.

Spring Fling

April 20, 2024

Spring Fling

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Longmeadow Rescue Ranch

Come support the Ranch and enjoy wagon rides, horseback rides, live music, riding demonstrations, a silent auction and more!

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Spring Fling

May 18, 2024

Bark in the Park

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tower Grove Park

All your favorite activities are back: 5K Race, One-Mile Walk, and Pet Festival for you and your furry friends to enjoy.

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Spring Fling

June 20, 2024

Purses for Pooches

6 to 8 p.m.
1201 Macklind

Sip cocktails, sample delicious hors d’oeuvres, and purchase a chance to win one of dozens of gorgeous designer purses from designers like Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Jimmy Choo.

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Spring Fling

June 20, 2024

Glow in the Park

5:30 to 10 p.m.
Forest Park

Glow in the Park guests receive private entry to Forest Park, valet parking, dinner and cocktails, and of course, an up-close and personal view of the spectacular Great Forest Park Balloon Glow.

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Spring Fling

October 19, 2024

Flower Arrangement Class and Lunch

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Field to Table Institute

Come learn new flower arranging techniques from the Field to Table Institute. Lunch and a wine tasting are included.

Spring Fling

November 21, 2024

WLC Holiday Party

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Deer Creek Club

Join us for a donor holiday party where we will celebrate the season and YOU!
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    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

    This event is for all WLC members and anyone interested in learning more about our group. Children are welcome! Lunch is provided!
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    September 15, 2023

    Glow in the Park

    5 to 11 p.m. in Forest Park
    See Event Page
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    September 27, 2023

    WLC Paint Your Pet Night

    5 to 7 p.m. at HSMO on Macklind
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    October 3, 2023

    Yappy Hour

    5 to 7 p.m. at Bar K
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    November 29, 2023

    WLC Holiday Party

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

    WLC Upcoming Events

    WLC Holiday Party

    November 29, 2023

    Join Us to Celebrate the Season with the WLC!

    5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Racquet Club Ladue
    1600 Log Cabin Lane

    Business Casual Attire

    Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

    RSVP to Haley Womick at [email protected] by November 17, 2023.

    Day of Giving

    February 13, 2024

    Mark your calendar and be a part of the Day of Giving! A day to make second chances come true!

    All Day
    On February 13th, you can help make miracles happen for thousands of animals in need! Join us for inspiring stories of rescue and rehabilitation, and heartwarming moments of animals who were given a second chance.
    See Event Page
    Party for Pups at the Pitch

    February 16, 2024

    An Unforgettable Fusion of Sports, Philanthropy and Entertainment

    5:30 to 10 p.m.

    Experience the magic of our inaugural event at the stunning new St. Louis CITY SC CITYPARK Stadium! 

    See Event Page
    Paint Your Pet night

    March 7, 2024

    It’s time for another Paint Your Pet night!

    6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
    1201 Macklind Avenue

    Join us for this amateur painting class featuring simple step-by-step instruction. Attendees will create a stunning acrylic painting on 16x20 stretched canvas.

    Paint Your Pet night

    April 6, 2024 

    Shelter Volunteer Day 

    10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
    1201 Macklind Avenue

    We would love to have your help giving second chances to the animals in our care.

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      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

      This event is for all WLC members and anyone interested in learning more about our group. Children are welcome! Lunch is provided!
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      September 15, 2023

      Glow in the Park

      5 to 11 p.m. in Forest Park
      See Event Page
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      September 27, 2023

      WLC Paint Your Pet Night

      5 to 7 p.m. at HSMO on Macklind
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      October 3, 2023

      Yappy Hour

      5 to 7 p.m. at Bar K
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      November 29, 2023

      WLC Holiday Party

      5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Racquet Club Ladue
      To renew your membership, learn more or ask questions, contact Shannon Hermann at 314.951.1530 or [email protected].