Massive Rescue Underway - Please Help!
Heartland Humane Society is partnering with multiple other animal welfare groups to take part in a massive rescue effort and we need your help! We are working hard to place approximately 185 cats from an animal shelter in Southeast Missouri that has been given 60 days to transfer all of its cats to licensed rescue groups/no-kill shelters. We have until the end of June to find placement for these cats or else they will be confiscated by the state and risk potential euthanasia. While multiple rescue groups are coming together to take in these animals, much help is needed from the public in terms of supplies, donations and families that are willing to adopt a cat in need!
Here is list of immediate needs:
- Pet carriers
- Scoopable litter
- Litter scoops
- Small food & water dishes
- Trash bags
- Bottled water
- Cat food
- Puppy pee pads
- Paper towels
- Pet safe wet wipes
- Rubbermaid containers (for supplies)
- Clear packing tape (medical records will be taped to the carrier for each animal)
Supply donations can be dropped off at the following locations:
- Any Kennelwood Pet Resort location - www.kennelwood.com for locations
- Olivette Veterinary Clinic - 3622 Olive Blvd., 63132
- Creve Coeur Petco - 12519 Olive Blvd., 63141
- Pet Doctor - 3046 Winghaven Blvd., 63368
- PetSmart - 4621 Chippewa or 4451 Lemay Ferry Rd.
In addition to supplies, financial donations are also needed to help cover the cost of medical care for these animals. Financial donations can be mailed to Heartland Humane Society, PO Box 113, O’Fallon, MO 63366 (please indicate "Southeast Shelter Rescue" on check); or submitted using the "Donate" button below.
One of the most significant ways to assist is to adopt! Once these kitties are adoption-ready, they will be in need of loving, permanent homes. By freeing up space through adoptions, it allows groups like ours to help even more animals in need!
Upcoming FUNdraising Events
Brass Rail Restaurant Fundraiser
Heartland will be featured as The Brass Rail's charity of the month for May! Their featured menu item for our rescue is "Lobster Mac & Cheese", and boy is it yummy! Any sales of this dish during the month of May will qualify and HHS will receive a portion of the proceeds raised. So please be sure to stop by their restaurant this month and order this delicious entree - you will be helping a very worthy cause!
The Brass Rail is located in O’Fallon off Hwy K near Hwy 40 - http://www.brassrail1.com/ordereze/default.aspx.
Take Me Out to the Ballgame!!!
A portion of ticket sales will be donated directly to Heartland Humane Society. Please invite your friends and share with everyone!!!!! We have 500 tickets that need to be sold!
To place an order, please contact Megan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you there!
Get Your Sweet Tooth Fix!
We have several bake sales planned for this summer! Stop by and pick up some yummy desserts, we will have lots of selections to choose from - cakes, pies, cookies, breads, muffins, and much more! 100% of the proceeds benefit Heartland.
- June 6th – Schnucks at Hwy K & I-70
- July 11th – Cottleville Schnucks (Mid Rivers & Hwy 94)
- August 1st – Harvester Schnucks
Donations of baked goods are also appreciated and can either be dropped off at the Schnucks store on Hwy K/Hwy N (see Customer Service desk and they will make sure that Lisa Harris gets it) or at the location of the sale the morning of the event (usually she's there by 11 am).
Art for Animals!
We have a really exciting and unique event coming up that's fun for the whole family! We are hosting a glass fusing party at Art Glass Array in St. Charles on Friday, June 19th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
The cost per person is $35 and it includes 3 handmade glass suncatchers (approx 2x3 inches) – additional suncatchers can be made for $5 each. They have lots of cool options to choose from including dogs, cats, ducks, lambs and much, much more! Check out their website if you would like more information – www.artglassarray.com.
There is room for 30 people so seating is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to reserve a spot, please send an e-mail to email@example.com.
We have scheduled a date for our annual "Panting for Paws" 5K Race & 1 Mile Fun Walk - Saturday, September 26th at Legacy Park. More details to follow soon, but please add it to your calendar!
Heartland in the News!
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, following the no-kill philosophy. We reduce pet overpopulation in our community through collaboration with veterinarians, animal welfare organizations, and supportive individuals by providing humane education and reinforcing the importance of spaying and neutering pets. Heartland Humane Society of Missouri is funded solely by adoption fees, donations, fundraising events, grants and tributes.
$175 (*unless otherwise noted)
Includes: Spay/neuter, microchip, UTD on vaccinations, heartworm test and UTD on preventative, treatment for fleas/ticks/parasites, microchip & HHS tags, health record and Petsmart coupon book.
Kittens 6 months and under - $125
Declawed cats under 5 yrs old - $125
Cats 7 months to 5 yrs - $110
Cats over 5 years - $80
Includes: Spay/neuter, microchip, UTD on vaccinations, Feline Leukemia/FIV tested, treated for fleas/parasites, microchip and HHS tags, health record and Petsmart coupon book.
This pretty dilute tortie girl with the big green eyes is Mena. She was rescued from a high-kill shelter a day before she was to be euthanized. She was in rough shape when we got her – she had a nasty eye infection and was suffering from a bad upper respiratory virus. After some good meds, food in her tummy and lots of TLC, Mena recovered and has been doing great in her foster home! She has very unique markings with the most striking green eyes that will instantly capture your heart. She also has a big personality – she rules the roost at her foster home! She is very inquisitive and energetic and demands attention from her humans when she wants it. She has a very loud meow and mainly uses it when she wants her canned food treats. Mena is very sweet and loves affection and cuddling. Her purr is almost as loud as her meow. She does pretty well with other cats once she has been properly introduced, but she can be a bit bossy when it comes to sharing food or a bed with them. She likes to play with other kitties on her terms and will let them know if she’s had enough, but she’s not aggressive about it, just vocal. Mena would do great as an only kitty or in a home with one or two other laid-back cats. She may do okay with a cat-friendly dog after a slow introduction. Mena has been spayed, is microchipped, current on vaccinations and tested negative for Feline Leukemia/FIV – DOB 3/20/13, tag # 8800JB
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