Every December, Treats Unleashed likes to give back to the shelters who do so much for the homeless dogs and cats in our communities. The Giving Tree program gives customers the opportunity to help shelters in their local areas as well. Visit any Treats Unleashed in December and borrow an ornament off of the store tree. Each ornament features a shelter pet and some of their wish list items. Once purchased, you can place these items under the tree and Treats Unleashed will collect and deliver to the featured shelter. Here are the shelters for the St. Louis, Columbia, and Kansas City areas:
St. Louis – With 13 shops now, Treats Unleashed decided to split the donations between two groups!
Open Door Animal Sanctuary – Founded in 1975 by Joan Costello and Carol Perkins, Open Door is one of the largest no-kill shelters in the St. Louis area. Based in House Springs, MO, this shelter works hard to realize Joan’s dream that “every animal gets another chance at life.”
Five Acres Animal Shelter – Five Acres is the only no-kill animal shelter in St. Charles County. Though many of their pets come from homes where a family may not be able to keep a pet for one reason or another, they also work with several animal control centers and high risk shelters across the country.
Central Missouri Humane Society – CMHS began in 1943 as the Columbia Humane Society, and has been in continuous operation since. Renamed in 1968, Central Missouri Humane Society is the largest open door shelter in Boone County. They care for thousands of animals on a yearly basis, as well as provide veterinary services for lower income families.
Chain of Hope – Founded in 2010, Chain of Hope has grown rapidly in the KC area. They work with inner city groups to increase pet education, provide free or low cost spay and neuter services, and remain relentless against animal neglect and abuse. Chain of Hope works tirelessly to end pet overpopulation, with their ultimate goal being “break the chain of ignorance, break the chain of suffering, break the chain of unwanted litters.”
To learn more about each shelter or how you can get involved, visit their websites by clicking the links in their names.
All shelter information provided by odas.org, fiveacresanimalshelter.org, cmhspets.org, and chainofhopekc.org