Women’s Leadership Council

Join other professional women connecting to make a lasting difference in the lives of abused, neglected or abandoned animals in St. Louis and Missouri.


and enjoy the benefits of being a Women’s Leadership Member.
Join today.

Shih Tzu

  • Complimentary event invitations to spring and fall WLC events for member and a guest ($80 value) + invitation for two to annual holiday party ($100 value)
  • $35 raffle ticket for designer handbag at Purses and Pumps for Pooches and Pals
  • 10% savings in HSMO gift shops

Golden Retriever

All previous level benefits

  • Two additional raffle tickets for the Purses and Pumps for Pooches and Pals ($70 value)

St. Bernard

All previous level benefits

  • Total of 5 raffle tickets for the Purses and Pumps for Pooches and Pals ($175 value)

Great Dane

All previous level benefits

  • Upper level member event receptions, include opportunity to meet event speakers, other major donors and HSMO executive team members

Irish Wolfhound

All previous level benefits

  • Complimentary Fur-Ever-Friend sponsorship

Standard Poodle

All previous level benefits

  • Photo shoot with your pet or an adoptable pet by HSMO photographer

Contact Libby Beldner, Donor Relations Coordinator, to renew your membership, learn more or ask questions at 314.951.1530 or LBeldner@hsmo.org


The WLC 2020 Project: Operation SNIP (Spay/Neuter Incentive Program) – Put your membership to work! Help the WLC raise $150,000 in 2020!

In early March the Steering Committee for the WLC unanimously voted to support Operation SNIP as this year’s funded project. With a goal of $150,000, the WLC will support Operation SNIP, a vital program that addresses the pet overpopulation problem in Missouri.

HSMO has been spaying and neutering animals since 1965, and began Operation SNIP in 2009. With 9,000 to 10,000 total spay/neuter surgeries completed every year, including those through Operation SNIP, HSMO has reached the incredible milestone of performing our 400,000th spay/neuter procedure in the fall of 2019.

While HSMO has made significant inroads in reducing pet overpopulation in St. Louis due to Operation SNIP and other aggressive spay/neuter programs, that is not true for outstate Missouri. Across the state, many smaller shelters are becoming limited admission or “no-kill.” These shelters consequently turn animals away. Frequently these owners are referred to the Humane Society of Missouri as we have an open admission status and all animals are accepted at HSMO while maintaining a 0% euthanasia rate for reasons of time or space.

WLC Project Progress: 100%

SNIP Funding % to Goal

Save the Date for Upcoming Events!

WLC Upcoming Events:


Past Events:

  • November: Tory Burch Holiday Collection
  • November Book Club: “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens
  • October Yappy Hour:  Jon Hamm
  • October Book Club:  “Unlikely Heroes: 37 Inspiring Stories of Courage and Heart from the Animal Kingdom” by Jennifer Holland
  • September Rescue Update
  • September Book Club: “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett
  • August Book Club: “Educated” by Tara Westover
  • July Yappy Hour: Sarah Wilson, Dog Expert – “5 Gifts Dogs Give Us”
  • July Book Club: “Go Find: My Journey to Find the Lost — And Myself” by Susan Purvis
  • June Book Club: “Untamed” by Glennon Doyle