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.

  • A community goal is to reduce the unwanted 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

  • Takes only dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens

Meet the Staff


Megan, Shelter Director

Sam, Office Manager






Siera, Fleaman Barkus Associate

Meet the Board

Alisa R. Lancaster, President

Barry Hammers, Immediate Past President

Donald Taylor, Secretary

Maggie Gayle, Treasurer

Scott J. Lancaster, Attorney

Dr. Marla Bennett

Tim Bennett

Ellie R. Bullington

Kalyn S. Dixon

Arthur Gilbert

Sandy Hammers

Anna Hogan

Paula Stewart