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Animal shelters and rescues of Southeast Missouri

August 28, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
For readers looking for animals shelters and rescues in the Southeast Missouri region I've compiled the following list. Each entry contains the public contact information and online presence of each organization, along with their mission statements. Links can include Facebook pages, websites, adoption listings, donation, and more.

Each individual shelter/rescue has its own protocol for rescue, fostering, and adoptions. To get more details on individual shelter/rescue I recommend contacting those that you are interested in.

In addition to pet adoption, each offers a variety of pet related activities and services. You can find their hours of operation listed on their individual websites or Facebook pages.

Only shelters/rescues offering public adoptions have been included in the listing. Organizations that deal strictly in transfers to other qualified shelters/rescues have been excluded.

To have your favorite Southeast Missouri animal shelter/rescue added to this list, please comment in the comment section under this post. * Note- Only organizations in the Southeast Missouri region, that offer public adoptions, will be added.

CHS-PAWS (Formerly the Caruthersville Humane Society)
204 S. 4th St., Hayti, Mo. 63851
(573) 359-0113
Facebook: CHS-PAWS
Petfinder: Caruthersville Humane Society
Donate with Paypal from any page of their website.

CHS-PAWS shelters pets and finds loving homes for abandoned, neglected and abused animals. They work with local law enforcement on animal cruelty investigations for successful prosecution. CHS-PAWS is a no kill animal shelter.


Dexter Animal Shelter
601 E. Grant St., Dexter, Mo. 63841
(573) 624-5512
Facebook: Dexter Animal Shelter
Petfinder: Dexter Police Department

The Dexter Animal Shelter is an extension of the Dexter Police Department. They're responsible for taking dogs off the street and providing them a temporary home at the shelter and now offer adoptions to the general public. Volunteers of the shelter work diligently trying to find homes for the animals taken into the shelter.


FPAC (Farmington Pet Adoption Center) 
2901 Hwy 67 South
Farmington, Mo. 63640
Facebook: Farmington Pet Adoption Center
Donate with Paypal

Farmington Pet Adoption Center is a limited access, no-kill shelter providing lifesaving care and treatment to abandoned and unwanted pets in Missouri’s Parkland. We find loving forever homes for every adoptable pet in addition to striving to reduce pet over-population, to expose and assist in the prosecution of pet cruelty, and to educate the public on pet care.



Humane Society of Southeast Missouri
2536 Boutin Dr., Cape Girardeau, Mo. 63701
(573) 334-5836

Facebook: Humane Society of Southeast Missouri
Petfinder: Humane Society of Southeast Missouri
Donate with PayPal

The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri's mission is to provide shelter and care for homeless animals and advocate the humane treatment of all animals. Another major part of their mission is to encourage spaying & neutering to decrease overpopulation of domestic animals. Our mission also includes providing programs and services that enhance the bond between animals and people. We are able to provide our programs and services thanks to the generosity of individuals and corporations through the use of donations, fundraisers and grants.


Rough Road Rescue
9126 S. Hwy 51, Perryville, Mo. 63775
(573) 547-8070
Adopt a Pet: Rough Road Rescue
Facebook: Rough Road Rescue
Donate with PayPal

Rough Road Rescue is located in Perry County, Mo. Rough Road Rescue is dedicated to the humane treatment of animals, by preventing abuse and cruelty through providing safety, shelter and adoption. They help to educate the community and raise public awareness of the importance of advocating on behalf of these animals that are unable to fight for their own rights.


Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary
359 Cree Lane, Jackson, Mo. 63755
(573) 243-9823
Facebook: Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary
Thrift Store: 3862 E. Jackson Blvd, Jackson, MO on/ Facebook: Safe Harbor Thrift Store

Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary is a no-kill, free-roam animal sanctuary whose goal is to provide a safe refuge and find loving lifelong owners for homeless cats and dogs in Cape Girardeau County and the neighboring area. With the help of local veterinarians, all animals of the appropriate age who come into Safe Harbor’s care are spayed or neutered, and are given basic inoculations.


Sikeston Area Humane Society
1900 Compress Road, Sikeston, Mo. 63801
(573) 471-4801
Facebook: Sikeston Area Humane Society


Sikeston Area Humane Society is a small shelter dedicated to placing the animals, whatever kind they may be, into loving homes. They also strive to educate the public of the importance of proper pet care and spay/neuter.



The following is a listing of notable animal control agencies (that do more than average animal control, including adoptions) with links to their Facebook pages. If the animal control unit does not have a Facebook page, links will lead to that localities police dept.

Kennett Humane Dept.



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