Boone County residents may bring animals to our intake office Monday – Saturday from 12 PM – 6 PM. Residents outside of Boone County must schedule an appointment by calling (573) 443 7387.

Pet Admission Policy Change

On June 1, 2014, the Central Missouri Humane Society (CMHS) will be implementing a new policy to manage the flow of out of county animals surrendered by owners. To continue to provide the best care to animals with our limited space, out of county pet admissions will be by appointment only.

How The Policy Change Affects You

Boone County Residents: No change. Residents of Boone County will still be able to surrender a pet or drop off a stray at the shelter during our regular business hours. Identification showing proof of residency will still be required.

Residents outside of Boone County: In order to surrender a pet you will need to book an appointment by calling (573) 443 7387. The appointment process will include an interview to determine the health, behavior, and any other information regarding the animal. Important resources, such as contact information for shelters in your county will be offered. When space becomes available, you will be contacted by one of our staff members.

How the Policy Change Affects CMHS

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.


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.