The Central Missouri Humane Society looks to expand its facility

9 months 3 days 10 hours ago Tuesday, May 23 2017 May 23, 2017 Tuesday, May 23, 2017 2:10:00 PM CDT May 23, 2017 in News
By: Jacob Seus, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

COLUMBIA - The Central Missouri Humane Society has brought in over 200 animals so far this year and is looking for more space to keep them comfortable. 

Michelle Casey, the associate director of CMHS, said the shelter does not have the funding for additional projects. 

“It costs $17,000 a week just to keep the lights on and the doors open in the animal shelter,” Casey said. “Not only do we use the money for electric and water, but we use the donations for food, vaccines, and medications for the animals.”

The CMHS takes in all of its money through private donations. Casey said donations and fundraisers are vital to keeping the facility up and running.

It is no secret that funding is an issue when it comes to animals rescue. The CMHS is looking to bring in more money to help expand the space it has for the animals. The shelter currently has a place for all the animals to stay, but some dogs have to stay in an outdoor area. 

“There’s no money in dog rescue, I’ll be one of the first to tell you that,” said shelter volunteer Steve Devries.

Devries has been a volunteer and foster parent at the Central Missouri Humane Society for the last 10 years. Although he enjoys helping the CMHS, he knows that funding is major issue when it comes to giving stray animals a proper home. 

To help with lack of funding and donations, the CMHS hosted fundraisers throughout the year. Two of its more popular events are whiskers and whine, in the fall, and the duck derby, which was held on April 22 at the facility.

Casey said the events went better than planned and the society hopes the money raised will big be a huge boost for future projects. 

“It’s a really fun and unique way to raise money for the animals in the shelter,” Casey said. “All of the profits go to the animals in the shelter and help to make it better for them.”

Casey has been working at the CMHS since college and said she fell in love with the job the moment she started.

“It’s a really rewarding experience to get to see animals come in and out of the shelter and leave with their forever families,” Casey said. 

Casey hopes to see the CMHS grow with her there in the next few years and continue to be a home to so many animals.

“I just hope to continue to watch us grow and flourish and hope that we can expand the space and just make this a great place for animals,” Casey said.

More News

Grid
List
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A popular Asian elephant at the Saint Louis Zoo has died. The zoo... More >>
1 hour ago Saturday, February 24 2018 Feb 24, 2018 Saturday, February 24, 2018 8:23:00 PM CST February 24, 2018 in News
FAYETTE - Black History Month is coming to an end, but there's still a lot to celebrate. Members of the... More >>
4 hours ago Saturday, February 24 2018 Feb 24, 2018 Saturday, February 24, 2018 5:58:00 PM CST February 24, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Having a healthy heart was a lesson for people of all ages on Saturday. People attending “Be... More >>
5 hours ago Saturday, February 24 2018 Feb 24, 2018 Saturday, February 24, 2018 4:05:00 PM CST February 24, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia police have taken a 13-year-old male into custody Saturday in connection with a social media post community... More >>
7 hours ago Saturday, February 24 2018 Feb 24, 2018 Saturday, February 24, 2018 2:38:00 PM CST February 24, 2018 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police say a pedestrian has been hit and killed in a southeastern section of St. Louis.... More >>
8 hours ago Saturday, February 24 2018 Feb 24, 2018 Saturday, February 24, 2018 1:39:04 PM CST February 24, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The Cradle to Career Alliance hosted a symposium Saturday on what strategies they recommend to help increase your... More >>
9 hours ago Saturday, February 24 2018 Feb 24, 2018 Saturday, February 24, 2018 12:24:00 PM CST February 24, 2018 in News
ST. LOUIS — Two men convicted in a 2015 drive-by shooting of a St. Louis police sergeant have been sentenced... More >>
11 hours ago Saturday, February 24 2018 Feb 24, 2018 Saturday, February 24, 2018 10:44:00 AM CST February 24, 2018 in News
SPRINGFIELD — A 75-year-old man has been found guilty of financially exploiting an older Springfield woman. Howard Roberts of... More >>
11 hours ago Saturday, February 24 2018 Feb 24, 2018 Saturday, February 24, 2018 10:43:00 AM CST February 24, 2018 in News
Chesterfield, MO - Nearly two weeks after a shooting in Parkland, Florida that killed seventeen students and teachers, students... More >>
23 hours ago Friday, February 23 2018 Feb 23, 2018 Friday, February 23, 2018 10:18:00 PM CST February 23, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Some veterans living in or near the Truman VA clinic often have to make the drive to... More >>
1 day ago Friday, February 23 2018 Feb 23, 2018 Friday, February 23, 2018 8:07:00 PM CST February 23, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Ameren Missouri proposed an incentive program to install more charging stations for electric cars across Missouri. The program,... More >>
1 day ago Friday, February 23 2018 Feb 23, 2018 Friday, February 23, 2018 7:28:00 PM CST February 23, 2018 in News
ST. CHARLES - The man accused in the death of trooper James Bava is facing lowered charges as his second... More >>
1 day ago Friday, February 23 2018 Feb 23, 2018 Friday, February 23, 2018 5:45:00 PM CST February 23, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department spent the morning investigating a possible threat against Columbia Public Schools. The post... More >>
1 day ago Friday, February 23 2018 Feb 23, 2018 Friday, February 23, 2018 4:27:00 PM CST February 23, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The Show-Me State Games isn't officially until June, but the competition is already underway. More than 90... More >>
1 day ago Friday, February 23 2018 Feb 23, 2018 Friday, February 23, 2018 4:22:00 PM CST February 23, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Mary Ratliff grew up in the small community of Ripley, Mississipi. It is a community where she said... More >>
1 day ago Friday, February 23 2018 Feb 23, 2018 Friday, February 23, 2018 1:52:00 PM CST February 23, 2018 in News
UPDATE COLUMBIA - Columbia Public Schools sent out a release Friday afternoon to the families of CPS, clarifying... More >>
1 day ago Friday, February 23 2018 Feb 23, 2018 Friday, February 23, 2018 1:46:00 PM CST February 23, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri has never removed a governor through impeachment. But after Gov. Eric Greitens' felony indictment yesterday, some... More >>
1 day ago Friday, February 23 2018 Feb 23, 2018 Friday, February 23, 2018 12:55:00 PM CST February 23, 2018 in News
REPUBLIC (AP) — Police have seized five guns and two books from a 13-year-old boy officers allege had threatened... More >>
1 day ago Friday, February 23 2018 Feb 23, 2018 Friday, February 23, 2018 12:39:46 PM CST February 23, 2018 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 39°
10pm 44°
11pm 41°
12am 39°
1am 38°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

7:00p
2018 Olympic Winter Games
10:00p
KOMU 8 News @ 10
10:30p
2018 Olympic Winter Games
9:30p
Seinfeld
10:00p
The King of Queens
10:30p
The Cleveland Show

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
2018 Olympic Winter Games
7:00p
Family Guy
7:30p
Family Guy
8:00p
Bob's Burgers
8:30p
Bob's Burgers
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld