Found a Stray?

Please Note: The Central Missouri Humane Society only takes in stray animals that are found in Boone County. Click here to view a list of other shelters/rescues in nearby counties.

Our intake office is able to accept stray animals Tuesday through Saturday from Noon to 6 PM. 

  • Please enter through the back of the building at the door marked “animal drop off”.
  • Please have your drivers license on hand (this is required under the Missouri Dept. of Agriculture)
  • There will be a short form to fill out regarding where/how you found the animal and that you are officially surrendering it to CMHS.
  • While we do not charge a fee for this service, all donations are greatly appreciated.

Animal Control will pick up dogs running loose in Columbia city limits. To report a dog running loose please call 573 449 1888.