Women’s Leadership Council


The Humane Society of Missouri Women’s Leadership Council provides opportunities for professional women to connect with each other and direct their time, expertise and support toward making a lasting difference in the lives of abused, neglected or abandoned animals in St. Louis and Missouri.

The Humane Society of Missouri Women’s Leadership Council provides opportunities for professional women to connect with each other and direct their time, expertise and support toward making a lasting difference in the lives of abused, neglected or abandoned animals in St. Louis and Missouri.

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 has decided to help HSMO by supporting this vital program, which addresses the pet overpopulation problem in Missouri. Since SNIP’s inception in 2001, HSMO has provided more than 400,000 free– and reduced–cost spay and neuter procedures. As one of the largest animal welfare agencies in the country, these efforts are making a huge difference in the reduction of stray, neglected and abused animals. 

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. In the spring, summer and fall of 2019, the Humane Society of Missouri was absolutely inundated with animal relinquishments from all over the State of Missouri. This unexpected and out-of-the ordinary spike in animal intake took HSMO by surprise and necessitated housing animals in the offices, auditorium, board room and any other space where animals could be safely maintained. This surge in animal intake is largely due to the many smaller shelters statewide 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; all animals are accepted at HSMO while maintaining a 0% euthanasia rate for reasons of time or space.

Our Second Chances Pet Transport program saves lives by transporting animals from overcrowded shelters to HSMO to find forever homes.

Women's Leadership Council Members

      • Enjoy opportunities to network with other HSMO Women’s Leadership Council members while helping provide a safe and caring haven to abused, neglected and abandoned animals.
      • Receive invitations to select Women’s Leadership Events such as Purses for Pooches, specially tailored HSMO seminars and more!
      • Are entitled to a 10% savings in the Humane Society of Missouri Gift Shops.
      • Receive recognition in Tails, the Humane Society’s quarterly magazine.

Photos from our 3.27.19 Executive Women’s Speaker Series Event

Save the Date for Upcoming Events!

WLC Upcoming Events:

September 23, 2020: WLC Executive Women’s Speaker Event: Dean Carolyn Henry, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri 

December 3: WLC Holiday Party, Racquet Club Ladue