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Our Mission

The Des Moines County Humane Society is dedicated to the welfare of all animals in Des Moines County, IA.

With the financial and volunteer support of community members, DMCHS operates an adoption program within the city-owned Burlington Animal Shelter at 2000 N. Roosevelt Avenue.

Thousands of homeless companion animals have been saved from being euthanized and found new families thanks to the support of community members like you. DMCHS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It receives no tax dollars to support activities. The shelter depends entirely on donations, contributions, gifts and memorials.

We clean the kennels, cat cages, provide for food and water needs, treat the ill and injured, as well as staff the office. Donations pay for food, utilities, vaccinations, medication, employee wages, advertising and many other expenses.

Our sincere thanks to all who have responded in the past to our appeals for membership renewal, new memberships, donations, memorial and endowment contributions.

2017 Annual Report (pdf)