Linn County Humane Society

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To create a compassionate living environment for people and animals through animal rescue and adoption and humane education.

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What is below will help you realize what hard times all shelters have to go though.

As a nation, we claim to love cats and dogs. Millions of households have pets, and billions of dollars are spent yearly on pet supplies and food. But, as a nation, we should take a hard, sobering look at a different annual statistic: the millions of dogs and cats given up to shelters or left to die on the streets. And the numbers tell only half the story.

Every cat or dog who dies as a result of pet overpopulation—whether humanely in a shelter or by injury, disease, or neglect—is an animal who, more often than not, would have made a wonderful companion, if given the chance. Tremendous as the problem of pet overpopulation is, it can be solved if each of us takes just one small step, starting with not allowing our animals to breed. Click on the photo below to watch this inspiring video and for information about this crisis and why spaying and neutering is the first step to a solution.

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There are 6-8 million cats and dogs that are bought into the shelters each year. Of that number, 3-4 million of them are euthanized because there are not enough homes for them. -- Humane Society of the United States

Two uncontrolled breeding cats have two litters a year. In the first year 12 cats have been produced. In year two, 66 cats are produced. In year three, 2,201 cats are produced. In year four, 3,822 cats are produced. In year five, 12,680 cats are produced. In ten years, this number climbs to a staggering 80,338,780 cats.

There are 10,000 babies born each day. Within the same time, an incredible 70,000 puppies and kittens enter the world.

"People who let their dogs and cats have litters in order to show their children the 'miracle of birth' should come witness the 'miracle of death' performed in the back rooms of animals shelters all over the country." Phyllis Wright- Humane Society of the United States

For every animal euthanized in a shelter, there is a human outside the walls for that shelters responsible for its death.

Shelter workers do the dirty work for the community members who continue to breed despite overpopulation, dumping their guilt on us and shifting the blame onto shelter staff for a problem they created themselves.

"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion..."

All they ever wanted was a warm loving home they could call paradise and people that care about them.

There are no bad animals, only bad owners.

Animal ownership have traditionally been held as a right. It needs to be a revocable privilege.

If these animals could tell you one thing about being in a shelter, it would probably be "Amen, I'm alive!"

Help those homeless animals. Adopt, donate, or volunteer at your local animal shelter and lend a hand!

Happy Tails

We have so many happy tails! We just can't choose one!!!

Soon To Be Added To Petfinder

Many many dogs and cats!

Who We Are

Linn County Humane Society Shelter is located just outside of Brookfield, Missouri.

Adoption Fee

The adoption fee for all dogs and puppies is $125. This includes having the dog spayed or neutered, vaccinated for Distemper/Parvo and Rabies and dewormed. If the dog has already been Spayed/Neutered before entering the shelter, the adoption fee is $50. The adoption fee for all cats and kittens is $40. This includes having the kitty spayed or neutered, vaccinated for feline distemper and dewormed. Heartworm tests, feline leukemia tests and other vaccines are offered for an additional fee.

Adopting A Friend

We adopt five days a week. Tuesday thru Saturday, hours are from 12:00 am to 4:00 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday. All applicants must fill out an adoption application. Once approved, you can adopt the animal that you have chosen. We do this because we want them to go to a new home where they will get the proper care. We DO NOT DELIVER OR SHIP animals. Adopters must come to our shelter to adopt an animal.

Come Visit Us!

If you are traveling either east or west on US Highway 36, you will take the Brookfield/Highway 11 exit. Turn south on Highway 11 and about 1/2 mile down the road you will see our blue shelter building on the right.
Linn County Humane Society
P.O. Box 66
Brookfield, MO 64628 Telephone: 660-258-3322

Click here for a list of pets at this shelter

Last Updated: 5-30-12

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