Best Animal shelters in Springfield, MO - Yelp

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First, a little about Springfield, MO's shelter. The shelter itself is very small and very old -- and was very much designed as a catch and kill facility (like many old shelters were). The shelter is less than 4000 square feet in size, serving a population of more than 200,000 people. It has 34 cages/runs. The Springfield, MO shelter does not even attempt to adopt animals out of their shelter. And as recently as two years ago, roughly 2500 (out of a total of 5,000 impounds) animals were killed in the city shelter.
​We operate the only open-admission, NO-KILL humane society in Southwest Missouri
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C.A.R.E. is a no-kill shelter with a sanctuary and rehabilitation center near Aurora, MO & an adoption center in Springfield, MO. We specialize in the rescue of animals on death row at area shelters, sick and injured strays, assisting law enforcement with abuse and neglect cases, animal hoarding situations and other animals in special circumstances who need rescue. a no-kill rescue and animal shelter in the Springfield, Missouri region
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Last week, there was a out of Springfield, MO about their successful, 19 week run, at being a "no kill" shelter. While, there are many good points about the story, it did highlight for me maybe one of my biggest pet peeves in animal sheltering that I feel like I'm seeing a lot more of these days.So essentially, if the law of averages plays out - -in the past 19 weeks while Springfield has been declaring itself "no kill" of "adoptable" animals, it has killed roughly 133 'pit bulls' that they just declared "unadoptable". Incidentally, this is the same shelter that for the first 7 months of 2010 put out a presentation that declared 37% of their entire shelter intake as "ill or injured euthanized" -- and 19% "healthy euthanized". However, many rescue groups began working with the city to pull more animals out of the city shelter. And these groups have had tremendous success pulling animals, getting them healthy, and getting them into homes. And for 19 weeks, all "adoptable" dogs from the Springfield Shelter have been saved.