Our hours of operation are 12:00p.m.- 5:00p.m. Monday-Saturday
12:00p.m.-7:00p.m. Wednesday

We are closed on Sundays.

Support the Central Missouri Humane Society


Pet Adoptions

Looking for the perfect new addition to your family? Please stop by our shelter Monday-Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at 616 Big Bear Blvd in Columbia, MO to see our variety of adoptable animals. Keep in mind that you must be fully approved for general adoption before interacting with our animals.

Animal Intake

The Central Missouri Humane Society intakes surrendered or stray pets Monday-Saturday (we are closed on Sundays) 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. While it is important to know that we never turn down a pet in need, it is heartbreaking to see pets surrendered to the shelter when their only “crime” is barking from boredom or wandering out of the owner’s unfenced yard.

Low Cost Veterinary Services

It is part of our mission here at CMHS to promote responsible pet ownership. To our shelter this does not simply mean a hearty meal, exercise and belly rubs. Routine visits to a veterinarian, keeping your animal vaccinated and most importantly, spayed or neutered is a huge part of the equation.

Lost and Found

We maintain an extensive lost and found file in order to reunite missing pets with their owners. If you have lost your pet, please fill out a lost report at the shelter. Remember that all of our communities strays are housed at CMHS, so please check our facility for your animal as soon as possible!  Unfortunately, we will not be available on Sundays.  If you have an animal emergency, please call Ainmal Control at 573-449-1888.

Animal Control

The Central Missouri Humane Society is NOT animal control, however, we do house their animals.  For more information about Animal Control’s services, please click here.