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How You Can Help

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Since 1986, Metro East Humane Society has worked to enrich the lives of people, cats, dogs in Madison, St. Clair, Jersey, Bond, and Macoupin counties. To do this, we operate a no-kill shelter;  provide humane medical treatment, vaccinations, and spay/neuter services; educate adults and youth on the humane treatment of animals; build partnerships with community-based organizations, schools, public institutions, private corporations, and elected officials; and respect the public trust through the proper management of our resources. 

In early 2020, MEHS acquired both the Riverbend Pet Food Pantry and Highland Animal Shelter, immediately followed by having to close our doors to the public due to COVID-19. We continued to provide resources throughout 2021 for as many pets as we safely could.  In 2022, more than 24,600 lbs. of pet food were provided to 158 families free of charge through our Riverbend Pet Food Pantry, 1,910 pets received low-cost veterinary services through our public spay/neuter surgeries and vaccine & microchip clinics, and 269 community cats were helped through our trap-neuter-return and working cat program.  This is all in addition to the adoption of 1,609 pets through our shelter.


Please browse our pages and contact us by phone at 618-656-4405 or email with any questions you may have. Be sure to check out our available animals (updated daily)!

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