2018: A Heartwarming, Record-Breaking Year in Review

Written by: MEHS Staff and Stephanie Huskey

It is that time of year when we reflect over what we have accomplished. You might track numbers. You might scroll back through your photos. You might even take a moment to talk to your friends and family about the good times you had.

At Metro East Humane Society, we haven’t calculated official end-of-year numbers yet, but we felt like something great happened this year. We began writing down some of our most heartwarming and memorable moments. Quickly we realized that something special did happen this year. We broke several records, started new programs, and saw some of our long-time residents find their forever homes.

We want to share our top ten most memorable moments of 2018.


This year we were happy to make a few improvements to the MEHS facility. Among the small projects were two major ones: a new coat of paint and the addition of a catio to Kitty City! The catio allows the Kitty City residents to enjoy the outdoors without escaping. The staff says that the catio has improved the cat-itudes in Kitty City!


On Black Friday Weekend MEHS had an adoption special that featured reduced adoption fees on some animals. That weekend, 35 animals found new homes and the kennels felt empty! It was a hectic day for staff and adopters, but it was worth it to see that many animals find homes that weekend!