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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

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

Meet the Staff


Megan, Executive Director

Shelter Staff:

Alexis, PT Cattery

Andrea, Kennel Worker

Fay, Manager

Felicia, Enrichment Coordinator
Sam, Receptionist

Syndi, Cattery

Zora, PT Kennel Worker

Fleaman Barkus Staff:



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Meet the Board

Scott J. Lancaster, Attorney, Chair

Alisa R. Lancaster, Immediate Past Chair

Gary Richardson, Treasurer

Donald Taylor, Secretary

Anna Hogan

Arthur Gilbert
Barry Hammers
Deltha Sharp

Ellie R. Bullington

Heather McIntire

Steven Gregory Steiner
Trish Fuller

Megan Trail, Executive Director | (870)262-7130 |

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