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1105 Clark Fork Drive
Missoula, MT 59808
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About Us

Our mission is to bring people and animals together to enrich each other’s lives.

Our Story:
The Missoula Humane Society has been in existence since 1963. We have taken in an estimated 150,000 animals since we first opened. In 1972 we received just under 8000 animals. Since then, the number of animals has decreased and stabilized at just under 2000. We thank the early members and founders of the Missoula Humane Society for their efforts to promote and assist with spay and neuter efforts.

We are a 501 © 3 non-profit organization, that receives absolutely no government funding. We are a completely separate entity from the City/County funded Animal Control agency.

What we do:
We are an open-admissions shelter that does not refuse any animal, regardless of its size, age, or temperament. Wildlife is sent to licensed rehabilitation facilities, and all other animals are kept here at our shelter. Although we do take in quite a few “other” animals (birds, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs) most of the animals we see are dogs and cats. We offer educational programs of all types for the community, and of course we have a companion animal adoption program. In the year 2000, we took in nearly 2000 animals.

Our Services
We provide:

  • A companion animal adoption program
  • Educational programs for adults and children
  • Free pet behavior advice and counseling
  • Spay/neuter assistance
  • A companion animal cremation service

How you can help:
The next time you are looking to adopt a new family member, come visit the shelter. You can also volunteer, donate goods or services, or make a cash donation. We also welcome donations of food, towels, blankets, rags. Please see our wish list for giving ideas! The next time someone mentions that they want to adopt a new pet..send them to us!


Missoula Humane Society • 1105 Clark Fork Drive, Missoula, Montana 59808 • 406-549-3934