Mission: Help Humane Society believes every animal deserves a chance, regardless of breed, handicaps, special needs or appearance. In fact, we tend to be drawn to the poor little victims that need help the most. The ones that wouldn''t have a chance at a kill shelter because they need some rehabilitation time before they are ready for adoption. Every animal that finds HELP gets any medical treatment or rehabilitation that they require, no matter what the cost. This can put a strain on the pocketbook, especially since we work strictly off donations. But, we wouldn''t have it any other way. Help Humane Society also spends a great deal of manpower, energy and resources on Feral Cat TNR. HELP has volunteers who specialize in this field, and work tirelessly every weekend, trapping and transporting the cats to and from the vet clinic where they are tested, vaccinated, spayed and released back into the neighborhood they know as home. This effort not only stops 10000''s of homeless kittens from being born on the streets but also maintains colonies and provides many advantages for the community where they are living.
Programs: HELP Humane purchased their own bldg in December 2012 after renting a facility for 7 years. This facility serves as a housing shelter for approx 150 homeless animals, mostly cats. The facility is as cageless as possible within the space restrictions. We have 8 rooms holding free roaming cats.We are heavily involved in Feral Cat TNR education and efforts, and provide the community with education, options and solutions to their homeless pet problems.
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HELP was sending out roots in the community more than 20 years ago, when "rescue" was a new concept and they were a nucleus of concerned citizens. Back then, in Cass County, MO, if you called to report an animal at large, you were advised to shoot it if it was bothering you. Instead, once their own homes were filled, these people would network to find other like-minded, caring souls to bring helpless, frightened, often abandoned animals into their homes and hearts. It is gratifying to see how this organization has matured into the still wonderful, cageless, loving, caring space it has become, with the respect, and more importantly, financial backing, from people who appreciate the fantastic job that they do. Keep up the good work, putting animals and their safety at the forefront of your priorities.