Click to Home

Go To Search
How You Can Help the Animal Shelter
Did you know there are a number of ways you can help the Animal Control program in Springfield? You'll not only help our staff do more with less, but you'll help the animals themselves - and even save a life! If you have any questions about the following ways to help, call the shelter at 833-3592.

Save A Life - Help Pay for "Pull Fees"
Springfield Animal Control works with truly dedicated and passionate animal rescue organizations who take animals from the pound and put them up for public adoption. Because the city's animal shelter (the pound) is an aging and outdated facility, we are not able to adopt to the public directly from the facility. There simply isn't enough room to do it properly.

Thankfully, our rescue partners have the expertise and ability to do this important job. And even though we strive to keep cost barriers as low as possible, rescue agencies are required to pay an $8 fee in order to "pull" an animal from the shelter. These are not merely administrative fees. This small amount of money pays for a long list of important services provided at the shelter, including:

  • Microchipping
  • Vaccinations against five common diseases
  • Worm treatments 
These actions not only keep our shelter a healthier place for animals, but makes them more adoptable, too. And you can help make this happen. Anyone can donate $8 (or more if you like) to help the rescues pull more animals. This money is placed in a separate account used only for this purpose. You can donate online. Though it is not necessary, you are given the option of entering the tag number of specific animal. To view the animals currently in the shelter and their tag numbers, see our online photo gallery

You can also send a check by mail to the following address:
     City of Springfield
     Attn: Pull Fee Donations
     320 E. Central St.
     Springfield MO, 65802

Donate A New Bed
Another great way to help is to donate a new Kuranda bed for the shelter kennels. These beds are simple, sturdy and remain clean because of the suspended design. We use them for both cats and dogs. You can 
donate beds directly to our shelter online.

Donate Other Needed Items
Donations of items used to care for the animals and keep the facility clean are always welcome. Current list of items needed:
  • Bleach
  • Towels (old towels are perfect)
  • Unopened dog and cat food
  • Leashes
  • Collars, all sizes