Ways to Donate

Mail A Donation

If you prefer to mail a check or cash, please address our HSWM Director of Advancement:

Twedt Hailes
PO Box 1059
Missoula, MT 59806

Or stop by the shelter any time, we'd love to show you around and introduce you to some pets!


Become an HSWM Member!

We invite you to join in our mission by becoming a member of the Humane Society of Western

Our membership includes discounts to several businesses around Missoula as well as voting rights on our board officers.

Being a member is more than just making a donation; it is a pledge to support our work and mission every year. Your first gift of $50 or more during our membership period (August - August) each year qualifies you as a member of the organization.

You are also invited to join us at our Annual Membership Party held in August each year.

To view a current list of membership discounts, click here.

Other Ways to Donate

  • Donate stock or other financial assets
  • Make a gift from your estate (a will or other type of planned gift)
  • Sponsor an event
  • Contribute supplies like peanut butter, cat litter, blankets or towels
  • Email our Director of Organizational Advancement to discuss other ways to give
Donations of Stock

Please contact the Humane Society before making the transfer so that we can be sure appropriate steps are taken and you receive proper tax documentation. We can also provide you with the Humane Society of Western Montana’s account information, which your broker will need to make the transfer.

Special Funds

MONICA'S JOY: This fund supports the special needs of our senior shelter pets. Donations to Monica's Joy will go directly to the unique medical, dietary, and emotional care of our aging pet population while they await their forever families.

EMILY KANTOR MEDICAL FUND: This fund helps pay for medical procedures, diagnostic testing, special prescription diets, and more. We use these funds to provide animals with much needed medical care before adoption.

NANDI WISHCAMPER FUND: This fund helps pay for veterinary expenses for pets needing medical care. All pets must be spayed/neutered. This fund was established in memory of Nandi, a German Shorthair Pointer who died suddenly at the age of eight.

If you would like to contribute to Monica's Joy, the Emily Kantor Fund, the Nandi Wishcamper Fund, or the Spay/Neuter Fund, please indicate so when you donate.

Did You Know?

Humane Society of Western Montana is financially independent and relies almost entirely on donations, grants, and fundraising events to support our organization. We are not part of any larger national organization nor do we receive funding from the city, county, or state.

Your gift supports the pets in our care and allows us to provide a variety of services for our community including our low-income spay/neuter program, free behavior counseling for people and their pets, and our summer Critter Camp for kids.

to feed the pets in the shelter for one day

to care during their stay with us

per month for power to the building

It costs about $300 to care for each animal during their stay with us, yet adoption fees average $70 per animal. That cost includes spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations, veterinary care, special diets, ongoing medications, as well as “room and board” for weeks or even months.

Your donations make it possible for us to provide top-notch care while at the same time keeping adoption an affordable option for everyone.