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Who We Are

Heartland Humane Society is a local, progressive, not-for-profit animal welfare organization. Founded in 1966, our mission is to build a more compassionate community by teaching humane messages to our youth, caring for homeless animals and strengthening the human-animal bond.

Heartland is not affiliated with any other local or national organization and receives no tax dollars; our work is made possible only by the generosity of people like you. Make a gift today:


Because Every Pet Deserves a Second Chance.

Volunteers Steph and Leo tell the story of how they met their dog, Sammie.

Our Programs Include


Heartland’s Vision Statement

To carry out our humane commitment to the animals of Benton County by operating an open-door shelter and caring for homeless animals; providing education and enrichment programs to promote healthy human-animal bonds; offering access to low-cost services to those in need, with an emphasis on population control; developing progressive outreach programs; setting a high standard of animal care and husbandry; supporting opportunities for clinical education; and enhancing our funding resources to continue expanding these efforts.


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