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Heartland Humane Society of Missouri is a 501(c)3 non-profit group of dedicated foster homes that gives abandoned, abused, and unwanted animals another chance for loving, permanent homes through our adoption program. We reduce pet overpopulation in our community through collaboration with veterinarians, animal welfare organizations, and supportive individuals and organizations by providing affordable spay/neuter procedures and humane education. Heartland Humane Society of Missouri is funded by adoption fees, donations, fundraising events, grants, and tributes.
Our adoption program is a hands-on program where dogs and cats are placed in foster homes while they are prepared for adoption. Each animal is spayed or neutered, brought up-to-date on vaccinations, dewormed, tested for heartworm (dogs) or FIV/FeLV (cats), kept on monthly heartworm preventative (dogs), and monthly flea/tick preventative, and microchipped prior to being placed for adoption. Veterinary costs alone make up over 70% of our annual expenses. Once an animal enters the Heartland adoption program, they will never be euthanized to make space for other animals. We treat each animal as if they were our own, and attempt to place them into permanent, loving homes where they will never be homeless again. Due to a lack of space, we often have to turn away animals from the program, and we continue to try to find additional foster home caregivers that will allow us to increase the number of animals we can save. After years of rescuing unwanted dogs and cats in Lincoln County and surrounding areas, Heartland Humane Society members decided to attack the overpopulation problem at the source and developed a low-cost spay and neuter program called H.E.L.P. Since the inception of the H.E.L.P. program in August 2006, over 300 dogs and cats have been spayed and neutered. H.E.L.P. also sponsors periodic spay clinics. As the program continues to grow and gets increasing publicity and support, we anticipate spay and neuter numbers will increase dramatically.
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