At CMHS, we seek to provide a safe haven and the best possible outcome for each animal entrusted to our care. These ends must be achieved by operating within the tight budget and community resources available. By limiting out of county admissions, we will be able to provide more time and resources to these animals in our care.

Animal Intake:

Animals that are owned by Boone County residents or found within Boone County may be brought to our intake office Monday – Saturday from 12 PM – 6 PM.

Animals that are from outside of Boone County must schedule an appointment by calling (573) 443 7387 and the following intake fees apply:

Intake fees for pets outside of Boone County:

  • Altered and vaccinated (with proof from veterinarian) = $20
  • Unaltered= $30
  • Additional animals = $10/each
  • Litter without mom= $30
  • Litter with mom= $40


If you are relinquishing your pet, you will be asked to fill out a pet personality profile. Print out and complete your pet’s form below or one will be provided to you at our intake office.

Dog Personality Profile

Cat Personality Profile

Rabbit Personality Profile

* Please note: all small animals need to be brought into the shelter in their current enclosures

Some helpful tips to improve your pet’s chances of adoption

  • Make sure they are up to date on vaccines, especially for upper respiratory diseases. We do our best to treat respiratory illnesses, but it is much better if they are prevented. It takes a couple weeks for vaccines to take effect, so if you can, wait 2 weeks after they have received their last vaccine to bring them in.
  • Get them a clean bill of health. Even if they have a chronic health issue, we will be more likely to find a forever home for them if we know about the condition.
  • Fill out a detailed personality profile (see links above). The more we know about the animal’s personality and behavior issues the better we can match them with a home that will be a good fit for them.
  • Get them spayed or neutered. Do NOT declaw your cat.