Solving a Big Problem Requires a Big Commitment
More than 3,500 abandoned, surrendered and stray companion animals find themselves at the Central Missouri Humane Society shelter each year. That’s nearly 10 intakes per day, each and every day, 365 days a year. And they’re the lucky ones! The number that remain out in the community in dire circumstances could be even greater.
As a private, non-municipal shelter, CMHS relies solely on private donations to bear this burden on behalf of our community. We see this as a big problem, so we’ve made a big commitment to help. Something that will have a measurable impact on the difficult and often heartbreaking work CMHS does on behalf of our community.
The WOODRUFF GROUP donates a percentage of the gross proceeds from each and every one of our closings to CMHS. We call it “A PET PLEDGE” and we hope you’ll take the time to learn more. PET PLEDGE donations in 2015 exceeded $13,000 and we have even bigger plans for 2016! We hope you’ll check back often and watch our progress, here.
Please use the hashtags #cmhspets and #petpledge in your social media conversations and help us spread the word!
Click on the button to make your tax-deductible donation directly to CMHS
Bet You Didn’t Know…
The Central Missouri Humane Society is a private, non-profit organization. Contrary to popular belief, it is not a municipal shelter, meaning it’s not operated or funded by the City of Columbia. Furthermore, it is not affiliated with the Humane Society of the United States or the ASPCA. Quite simply, it can not exist without the financial support of charitable donations. Many of the animals that come into the shelter are sick or injured. CMHS ensures that each animal receives veterinary care — a necessary but costly service to deliver. They also provide intake and adoption services, a low-cost spay/neuter and vaccination program for those who qualify, a pet lost-and-found, and public education. If we care about Columbia, we need to recognize and support the valuable service CMHS provides in shouldering the burden of stray and homeless animals in our community.
There’s a hard cost associated with compassion and CMHS needs our collective help. Thank you!
CLICK HERE to visit the CMHS website to learn more