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Franklin County Humane Society of Missouri

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Provide adoption services for homeless pets, provide low cost spay and neuter surgeries for pets, educate the community in proper pet care and responsibility.

Results: Since the shelter opened in 1996 we have taken in over 70,000 animals. We continue to take in about 3, 000 animals a year.

Target demographics: Homeless and abandoned animals of Franklin County in Missouri.

Programs: Provide adoption services to match homeless pets with a good home and family.

provide low cost spay and neuter surgeries for pets

provide limited animal control services to the community

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

I have recently started volunteering at this wonderful shelter and have been amazed by the other volunteers and staff who work so hard to keep the doors open and take care of so many animals especially in this awful economy. The shelter only operates on donations and struggles to maintain its operations from week to week. I have adopted many animals from this shelter long before I started volunteering there and they are the best pets I have ever had. the citizens of our area take this shelter for granted and I wonder what will happen to all the homeless animals in our rural county if they are forced to close.


Rating: 5

I've been a volunteer at Franklin County Humane Society for 4 years and I watch how hard our animal shelter struggles. We are supported only by donations from the public; and that's all we have. I see the love in each employees eyes when they take in and care for the homeless animals. I volunteer on the Wine Whiskers and Wags benefit and each year it amazes me how an idea can come together and present one of the best events of the year. It is hard to watch an animal be put down because they are not adopted; but a wounderful experience when you find a home for homeless animal. Our shelter needs a lot of things but it is one of the best shelters I have seen.


Rating: 5

The very best pet I ever had came from these motivated, caring people. She was a tiny surrendered dog, and the staff knew she would not do well in a kennel with big dogs, so THEY called ME because they knew I would provide a perfect, quiet home for a dog like her. FCHS is not just a shelter. It is a matchmaker! Who could ask for more?