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Humane Society of Southwest Missouri
Humane Society Of Southwest MO
SW Missouri Humane Society
Humane Society Of Sw Missouri
Southwest Missouri Humane Society
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I visited the Human Society for the first time in over twenty years recently. I am very impressed with the staff and the operation. I'm surprised at the negative reviews here and can only speculate that some of them may have an axe to grind. Being an organization of mostly volunteers, the finesse and people skills of some volunteers may not be always the best. I believe in the mission of this organization. It is not there to please everyone with an animal issue, it is there to do a good job of saving pets with a high potential of getting adopted into loving home. I know that the shelter does euthanize some animals. They do not promote themselves as a "no-kill" shelter. They are a great organization that connects people and adoptable animals together. They are humane. The real problem is not animal shelters that euthanize, it is people who abandon or dump pets and/or fail to get their pets neutered or spayed. Human beings can be at their best or their worst when it comes to dealing with dogs and cats.
They don't even know the age of the dogs they have in their kennels! I adopted a beagle that had a sign on the cage stating she was 5 years old. When I picked her up from being spayed, there was a little note on the adoption form saying that she is more like 10 years old! I asked the staff why they didn't know this before, and they told me the doctor doesn't see the animals until they get adopted. I wonder what the vet actually does there besides euthanizing?!!!
I can't the Humane Society is LYING in the newspaper and to the public stating that they haven't euthanized any dogs in the last five months! I volunteered there in August for about two weeks and know the names and date of a few dogs that were euthanized on Wednesday evenings. I know as a fact that those animals were very adoptable dogs, including young puppies. so, Don't believe anything they say!