Who We Are

Our Mission

 We are committed to Saving Every Animal Every Time by being a leading resource for companion animals and their people throughout Western Montana.

In support of this mission, we:

  • Help pets stay in their homes by providing accessible and affordable programs
  • Provide physical, emotional and medical care for the animals in our shelter
  • Match people with pets to enrich each others' lives
  • Engage the community and advocate on issues affecting the welfare of companion animals
  • Improve every animal's chance to find a lifelong home by addressing each pet's unique needs

98% Adoption Rate Since 2010

We are proud to report a 98% and over adoption rate since 2010. This percentage is compromised of all live outcomes, including adoption, return to owner, and transfered out.

In 2017 we had live outcomes for:

  • 848 Dogs
  • 626 Cats
  • 18 Rats
  • 11 Rabbits
  • 9 Guinea Pigs
  • 6 Birds
  • 5 Ferrets
  • 2 Hedgehogs
  • 2 Chinchillas

Our Work

  1. Provide

    Provide physical, emotional and medical care for the animals in our shelter.

  2. Match

    Match people with pets to enrich each others’ lives.

  3. Engage

    Engage and educate the community on issues affecting the welfare of companion animals.

Our Story

The Humane Society of Western Montana was incorporated in 1963 as the Missoula Humane Society. Historically, the Humane Society saw over 8,000 animals a year. But through the efforts of our members and founders, rallying for responsible pet ownership and spaying and neutering, these numbers have declined to around 1,350 animals annually. Because of the awareness and care of our community, we guarantee the adoption of all adoptable pets. The Humane Society of Western Montana is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We receive no government funding, and rely solely on the donations of our generous community members, events, membership fees and funds received through grants. We are governed by our member-elected Board of Directors.

At the Humane Society of Western Montana, we are committed to Saving Every Animal Every Time.