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Join us for an Evening of Fine Dining, Wine, and revelry in Support of The Central Missouri Humane Society

We’re still accepting reservations for our annual Whine and Whiskers Auction Gala. Reserve your seat or table here!

A number of local organizations and vendors have donated to make this event great for you and the pets at the shelter. Come out for a night of fun-filled dining complete with bar! Dress is business casual.

  • Where: University Club at the Reynolds Alumni Center on the MU Campus,¬†704 Conley Avenue
  • When: Tuesday, Nov. 4 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Your individual reservation of $80 secures you a seat and a meal. Purchase a full table of eight people for $640. The event bar will accept cash so don’t forget to bring your wallet!

All proceeds go towards the Central Missouri Humane Society and the furballs that need all the help they can get.

Thank you to all of our event sponsors and local donors for making this event possible. CMHS would not be able to provide for the animals and community without your continuous support of our efforts and events.

Tips for a Safe and Healthy Halloween for your pets

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Today’s blog post is a little different from the usual. This one goes out to those of you who already have animals at home. Halloween is a lot of fun and lately people love to get their pets involved in the holiday. But, Halloween can sometimes be dangerous or no fun for your pets. So here are a few tips to make sure your furry friends have a great time and stay safe.

  1. Candy: Yes, we all love candy. But candy is best left to the people to eat. Chocolate can be poisonous to dogs and cats and lots of sugar is bad for their digestion. Raisins are dangerous, too. Most people don’t know grapes are especially toxic for animals! If you think your pet may have eaten some chocolate or candy, the best step is to call ASPCA Poison Control¬†(888) 426-4435. It’s always better safe than sorry.
  2. Pumpkins: They’re relatively nontoxic. Some pets actually love pumpkin, but if pets nibble on the fruits they could get upset stomachs. Make sure to keep your pumpkins out of reach of your animals.
  3. Decorations: any lights or wires can be a big chewing temptation for pets, but that’s another danger. If pets chew on cords and wires they could be in for a dangerous electrical shock or cut/burn their mouths. Make sure you keep your fun light-up decorations out of reach of your canine and feline family members.
  4. Candles: be careful if you put candles in your jack-o-lanters. Some pets could accidentally knock them over and start a fire or burn themselves.
  5. Costumes: If you want to dress your pet up for Halloween, that’s awesome. But only if your pet doesn’t mind it. Some animals can become very anxious when clothes are put on them. Not only that, but you have to make sure your pet isn’t likely to chew off bits of their costume and eat them. Be sure any costumes on your pets don’t constrict them in any way — they should be able to bark and meow and move freely. And keep an eye on your dressed up pet. If the costume gets caught on something, your pet could be injured.
  6. Trick-or-Treating: If you’re opening up your home to trick-or-treaters make sure your pets are in a safe place. Some overly social pets can run to the door to greet guests and be perfectly behaved. Some might actually run out the door, so be sure they have their ID tags on! Some pets can be scared of kids in costumes and for those pets, it is better to make sure they can’t get access to the trick-or-treaters at all.

Halloween can be tons of fun for you and your pets. Just be careful and make sure your pet’s safety is in mind as you get ready for the holiday. We here at CMHS want to wish you a very happy Halloween!

“End the Bullying of Bully Breeds!”

Oct. 25th is Pit Bull Awareness Day

We’ve made it through Pit Bull Awareness Month. Today, Oct. 25th, is where it all sort of comes together. Hopefully, you’ve learned about what amazing dogs Pitties can be and you’re willing to give them a chance. Or, if you already love Pibbles, maybe we’ve made you love them even more. Either way, we cannot stress enough that these pups are just like every other dog: they aren’t mean, they aren’t aggressive, and they need homes.

Even if you don’t want to bring a new pet into your home, come meet a Pit Bull at the shelter so you can see how loving and sweet they really are. And spread the word!

So, here is the final graphic we’ve made for you explaining why there’s all of this effort to get people to fall in love with this breed:

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Remember that Pick the Pit Poll we did? Here are the results:
  • 53.3% of the people who responded correctly identified the Pit Bull breed dog (Dog K) based on the pictures.
  • The dog picked the second-most with 13.3% is actually a Cane Corso (Dog B).
  • The rest of the results were split:
    • 6.67% – Presa Canario (C)
    • 6.67% – Ambullneo Mastiff (D)
    • 6.67% – Ca de Bou (E)
    • 6.67% – Boxador (J)
    • 6.67% – Panja Mastiff (L)

Here are the breeds actually pictured in the image you saw. How did you do?

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As part of this month dedicated to getting a very lovable breed some much-needed love, we want to introduce you to our pibbles you can come meet down at the shelter. Who knows, maybe you’ll find a brand new family member!

Brock

This smiley American Pit Bull Terrier Rottweiler mix is one happy-go-lucky pup. He’s about two and a half years old and loves people more than you might think possible. He’s good with other dogs and has plenty of energy. He’d make a good addition to an active home. He’s really sweet and a big fan of getting attention from people.

Duncan

Duncan’s an American Pit Bull Terrier Boxer mix. He can be a bit shy at first but once you get to know him, he’ll roll over for a belly rub anytime. He’s very sweet and gets along well with other dogs. He likes making friends and has a ton of potential to be a great family dog. Plus, just look at that sweet face!

Dutch

This beautiful boy is just bursting with personality. He can be a bit of a ham sometimes but it’s just because he loves to play. He’s great with other dogs that can live up to his energy and he’s incredibly smart – quickly learning great manners and all the basic commands. He loves people, especially entertaining them with his silly, playful attitude. Dutch is really the perfect pet for almost anyone!

Eeyore

Eeyore is a sweet and loving two-yea-old Pit Bull Terrier. He can be a little nervous but once he warms up, he’s very laid back. He’s pretty content to lounge around all day and get loved on. He does well with other pets so long as they’re introduced slowly. He’d be a great addition to a home with a relaxed atmosphere.

Lainey

Two-year-old Lainey is a sweet little girl who loves snuggles and cuddles. She’s lived with other dogs before so she wouldn’t be a problem in a multiple dog home. Just make sure the introductions are slow. Not only is she a certified snuggle-bug, but she also loves to play, making her compatible with pretty much everyone she meets.

So, come down to the shelter and meet these snuggly pups. We can guarantee they’ll steal your hearts with their smiley faces and big personalities.¬†

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