ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Releases List of
Top 10 Hazards Encountered by Pets in 2010

  1. Human Medications: painkillers, cold medications, antidepressants and dietary supplements
  2. Insecticides: products that eliminate fleas, ticks and other pesky bugs
  3. Veterinary Medications: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, heartworm preventatives, de-wormers, antibiotics, vaccines and nutritional supplements
  4. Plants: lilies, azalea, rhododendron, sago palm, kalanchoe and schefflera
  5. Rodenticides: rat and mouse poisons
  6. Household Cleaners: bleaches, detergents and disinfectants
  7. Chocolate: the darker the chocolate, the greater the potential for poisoning
  8. Chemical Hazards: volatile petroleum-based products, alcohols, acids, and gases
  9. Physical Hazards: objects that could pose a choking hazard, risk for intestinal obstruction, or other physical injury
  10. Home Improvement Products: paint, solvents, expanding glues and other products commonly used in construction
More than 116,000 calls to the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) hotline in 2006 yielded the above list of hazards to pets. Even a small amount of a substance can have serious repercussions in a pets digestive, circulatory and nervous systems. Consider your pet the same as a one year old, except many can climb. Keep dangerous substances under lock and key.

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Volunteers continue to staff our adoption days, general cleaning, returning phone messages, contact rescue groups, transport dogs, man fund raisers, and foster dogs. This summer, a pet care program presentation for children was organized and given at the Brookfield library. This program is available to all Linn County elementary schools throughout the school year.


Fund raising project this year include the annual lunch ( cooked by the Masons ) and silent auction at the Marceline Masonic Lodge, a booth at the Marceline 4th of July celebration, and collecting used cell phones and computer printer cartridges. Devoy-Baker Insurance in Brookfield and Murry's Store in Marceline are year round collection points for cell phones and printer cartridges.

Feel free to call the shelter ( 660-258-3322 ) about questions, suggestions, or volunteer offers.

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Volunteers Needed to Help Us Reach Our Goal!

     It is our goal to find a loving, caring, and safe home for every animal who is brought to the shelter. Many more animals come to our shelter than we are able to adopt out in our local area. To meet our goal, Eleanor Ravens has contacted animal shelters and rescue groups in Kansas City, Des Moines, St. Louis, Warrensburg, and other areas to see if they could place our adoptees. These shelters are not as overwhelmed with new pets and can locate excellent homes for our homeless animals. All we need to do is deliver them to the shelters or rescue groups. If you can help transport dogs and puppies, please call Eleanor. We have applied for a grant that would help us to purchase an all weather trailer designed specially to transport dogs and cats to shelters. Until then, even one trip will enable us to find good home for dogs and cats placed in our care.

Memberships for 2018 Now Available!

Family Memberships are $50 and Individual Memberships are $20. Simply drop us a line, enclosing your check, to PO Box 66, Brookfield, MO 64628. Please invite a new family or individual to become a Humane Society Supporter in 2007. It is our goal to increase our members in 2007. Please help us reach our goal.

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Building Expense
Building/Liability/Workmens Insurance
Fund Raising
Office Supplies
Vet Services
Payroll/Property Taxes
Shelter Expenses
Shelter Utilities


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Ways You Can Support the Shelter

In-Kind Donations:
Paper Towels, Laundry Soap, Trash Bags, Chew Bones, Shampoo, Adult and Puppy Food, Bleach, Dish Soap, Hand Soap, Towels, Paper Products, Copy Paper, Fly Spray, Leashes, Collars

Fund Raisers:
New or Like-New Items for Silent Auction, Donations of Old Cell Phones, Lap-Top Computers, and used printer Cartridges for Recycling ( We receive from $2 to $100 per item depending on the item. They can be dropped off at Murray's in Marceline, DeVoy Baker Insurance in Brookfield, or the Methodist Church in Marceline.) Pies and Cakes for the Fund-Raiser Meals

At the Shelter - Greeters, Maintenance, Dog Walker
Transport Animals to Rescues and Shelters
Office Help
Locate Rescue Groups or Shelters willing to accept animals
Any other help you are willing to lend

Thank you for your support. Without your financial support, we would not be able to continue caring for the homeless animals in our area.


Linn County Humane Society Receives Grants!

     In recognition of our spay/neuter program, Petco awarded a grant for $745 to the shelter. Our Spay/Neuter Program grants $15 for spaying and $10 for neutering to owners who spay and neuter their dog or cat. The funds are issued through local veterinaries who deduct the grant from the final bill of the owner. The shelter then reimburses the veterinaries.
     What do "spay" and "neuter" really mean? Spaying means removing the reproductive organs of females and neutering means removing the testicles of males. The operation is performed under anesthesia. Depending on the pet's age, size, and health, he or she will stay at the vet's either a few hours or a few days. Depending on the procedure, the pet may need a few stitches removed a few days later.

Spaying or Neutering your pet is Good for Your Pet
  • It helps dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives.
  • It can eliminate or reduce the incident of a number of health problems that can be difficult or expensive to treat.
  • It eliminates the possibility of uterine or ovarian cancer in female cats or dogs.
  • It eliminates the possibility of testicular cancer and decreases the incidence of prostate cancer.

Spaying or Neutering your pet is Good for You
  • It makes pets better, more affectionate companions.
  • Neutered cats makes them less likely to pray and mark territory.
  • Spaying a dog or cat eliminates her heat cycle.
  • Unsterilized animals often exhibit more behavior and temperament problems than those who are spayed or neutered.
  • Spaying and neutering can make pets less likely to bite.
  • Neutering makes pets less likely to roam the neighborhood, run away, or get into fights.

Spaying and Neutering your pet is Good for the Community
  • Communities spend millions of dollars to control unwanted animals.
  • Irresponsible breeding contributes to the problem of dog bites and attacks.
  • Animal shelters are overburdened with surplus animals.
  • Homeless pets get into trash containers, defecate in public areas or on private lawns, and frighten or anger people who have no understanding of their misery or needs.

Spay or neuter surgery is a one time cost that is relatively small when we consider its benefits. It is a small price to pay to insure the health of your pet and the prevention of unwanted animals.


“Please BECOME A MEMBER or DONATE today!!!”

Animal Shelter of Linn County
P.O.Box 66
29205 Highway 11 South
Brookfield, MO 64628

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