Veterinary Services- open to everyone

It is part of our mission 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.

Surgical Appointments

To reserve an appointment, please call CMHS at 573.443.7387. Payment must be received at the time of set-up. Vaccinations are only available at time of sterilization.  Please know that CMHS works with a variety of rescue groups and organizations who may be able to waive the sterilization fee based on breed.


Rabbit Spay/neuter program

While there are medical and behavioral benefits to sterilizing a rabbit, the purpose  of this program is to reduce the issue of pet overpopulation by removing the risk of accidental rabbit litters. This will reduce the amount of rabbits turned into shelters, abandoned on the streets, and euthanized. 

Every rabbit undergoing surgery will be microchipped. This is included in the spay and neuter price. This will ensure that if the rabbit is rehomed or abandoned, future owners or shelters will know that is it fixed and invasive surgery is sure to not be performed again. \

Surgery price: $40 

Surgeries will be performed through Noah’s Ark Animal Hospital and Bird Clinic (1003 N Fairview Road, Columbia MO 65203). Surgeries will be scheduled between the owner and Noah’s Ark (573- 445-1388) – the voucher will be provided by CMHS once an application is approved. For questions regarding the program, email [email protected]


  • Owner must live in Boone County
  • Owner must have more than one rabbit, and rabbits must be of opposite sexes
  • Owner must fill out the program application and

Upcoming Vaccination Clinics

We hold quarterly vaccination clinics here at CMHS. No appointment neccessary! Vaccines available: Feline booster, rabies, parvo, distemper and kennel cough.

February 15, 2020 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

May 16, 2020 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

August 15, 2020 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

November 7, 2020 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM


Animal Food Bank Program

The purpose of our Animal Food Bank Program is to help Boone County pet owners that are facing economic hardships. Our goal is to distribute our donated items so that families will not have to give up their pet simply because they cannot afford to feed them. While using our food bank program, you will not be allowed to adopt an animal from our shelter and you will be disqualified if you add any other pets from any other sources. Due to this program being dependent on donations, we do have to limit the program’s assistance to a maximum of four pets per household.

Food bank recipients MUST re-apply in person at the shelter every 6 months to continue receiving pet food. 


  • Must have valid MO driver’s license or other legal form of identification
  • Must have proof of low income status (Food stamp card, payroll stubs, social security card, etc)
  • Must have proof that the animal has been spayed or neutered. If your pet has not been altered, you can call us at 573 443 7387 to inquire about vouchers for a free spay or neuter. This must be done before receiving food assistance.
  • Must be a resident of Boone County.

Food is available on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 8am and Noon. You may come in once a month to receive food assistance.