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Meet the Staff

Shelter Staff:

Leslie, Director





Fleaman Barkus Staff:

Cyndahl, Manager




Meet the Board

Scott J. Lancaster, Attorney, Chair

Alisa R. Lancaster, Immediate Past Chair

Seanna Horn, Treasurer

Donald Taylor, Secretary

Gregory Bridgman
Ellie R. Bullington

Trish Fuller
Arthur Gilbert

Anna Hogan

Steven Jarvis
Heather McIntire

Catie Mourer

Gary Richardson

Board Emeriti:

Barry Hammers

Sandy Hammers

Did You Know?

  • The Humane Society Of Independence County is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping animals in our county. We rescue stray and injured animals, provide temporary care for homeless animals through foster homes and our shelter facility, and adopt homeless animals to permanent homes.

  • We operate a "no-kill shelter".

  • A community goal is to reduce the homeless pet population by encouraging the spaying/neutering of all dogs and cats through education and awareness.

  • Not affiliated with any other organization or governmental agency.

  • Dependent on donations, membership dues, fundraising activities, grants, and income from the Fleaman Barkus Thrift Store.

  • Funds received are used locally.

  • Receives no government funding.

  • Not political in nature.

  • Not activist in nature.

  • We only house dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens on site. We work with individuals to foster other animals as the need arises.

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