Who We Are

Our Mission

The mission of the Humane Society of Western Montana is to provide a safe, compassionate shelter for pets in need, place these animals into loving, lifelong homes, and advocate for the welfare of all companion animals. Saving Every Animal. Every Time.

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 1,200 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.