Animal Shelter of Linn County


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Board members inspect first stage of run earthwork

New shelves for our storeroom

Our storeroom has been greatly improved by replacement of older shelving with new, much sturdier shelves donated by Lowe's of Chillicothe.

Kevin was invited to speak at Brookfield Rotary Club today. Bringing them up to date as to what the shelter does for our community.
I was honored to be presented a check for $250 from Rotary President Mark Amer.

The Shelter was awarded a $2,000 project grant from MFA Oil Company. Presenting the award on
behalf of MFA Oil is Garrett Antoine, accepting the award is Kevin Judas, Animal shelter board
president. The funds will be used for labor cost installing the outdoor dog run area. A special thank
you to Breanne Harmon for writing the grant. And THANK YOU to everyone in the community for
supporting this important project.

Our store room shelves runneth over from help from
Scott Poore and the mission KC group

Thanks to Tractor Supply for the generous donation to the Animal Shelter


A very special thank you to the SOUTH EAGLE 4-H CLUB
for their generous donation of supplies.

LTR: Tina Schneiderheinze,Auxiliary President; Eleanore Ravens, David Ankeney, Ethan Walgren, Auxiliary President; Jim Arnold presenting check for the Animal Shelter.

Michael Olinger, Aerie President; Eleanor Ravens Ravens, Dave Ankeney, Jim Arnold, Shelter Board Members;
Dana Holt Auxiliary President presenting check for the Animal Shelter.

Recent additions at the shelter

Our new cages for cats. This project was made possible by a generous gift from Dave Ankeney.

Our new cages for cats. This project was made possible by a generous gift from Dave Ankeney.

We have completed two new get acquainted rooms for prospective owners and pet to meet and greet each other.

New Landscaping at front of shelter

New landscaping in front of the shelter was facilitated by Mendenhall Nursery who removed the old dirt and hauled it off,
Kenny Burns who hauled in new good earth, Johnny Oesterman who tilled and prepared the soil and finished by the
"Green Thumb" girls, Kelli Sethman & Jaymie Hamilton. Really improved the look of the shelter.

Youth donation
Zoey Rayne Wattenbargar, of Macon, MO., made bracelets to sell
and used her profits to purchase much needed food and supplies for the Animal shelter.

Zoey and her parents enjoyed meeting many of the dogs and cats her donation will aid.
The Shelter really appreciates her efforts to help our animals.

Halloween Pet Parade
Sponsored by Orscheln's
October 26, 2019





10th Annual Shelter Golf Tournament 2019

2019 winners:LTR-Gene Finch, 2nd; Jerry swanson, Jim Sutton, 4th;
Bill Daniels,  Alan Daniels,  1st.  Not pictured:  Jerry Newman,  2nd;
Steve Mull, Josh Shoemaker, 3rd.

After the tournament a delicious dinner was provided.

Trivia Night 2019

A large crowd was in attendence for the Trivia Night Fun

Before the questions, a delicious dinner was provided

First Place winners

Second Place winners

A big thank you to the awesome Brookfield Chapter FFA
for their generous donation of supplies and a monetary gift!

Animal Shelter Annual Golf Tournament
July 20, 2018

The winners of the 2018 Animal Shelter Tournament are: First Row, LTR: Don Head T4th, Bill Daniels T4th, Tanner Simms 3rd, Gene Paul Finch 2nd.
Second Row, LTR: David Day T4th, John Burton 3rd, Matt Finch 2nd, Tyler Hamilton 1st. Not pictured: Doug Daniels T4th, Rickie Mac 1st.

Animal Shelter Annual Golf Tournament
July 14, 2017

The winners of the 2017 Animal Shelter Tournament are: Back Row, LTR;Seth Gladbach, Brandon Newman, 1st; Josh Shoemaker,T2nd; Joe Sportsman, 4th;
Front Row, LTR; Don Head, Bill Daniels, T2nd; Murray Key, 4th. Not pictured, Steve Mull, T2nd

Meadville FFA Construction Project

Monday, February 15, 2016.




Gold Thunder Softball Donates
Charity Challenge Softball Tournament
Coached by Tom and Tonya Kelly & Donna Bell
April 25, 2015

Gold Thunder Fast Pitch 12U Softball Team donates $1,000 to the Animal Shelter of Linn County (formerly Linn Co. Humane Society). The team participated in the Charity Challenge Softball Tournament in Blue Springs in April. They chose the charity they wanted to play for and the girls voted on the Animal Shelter of Linn County. St. Jude's Hospital was a very close second. In addition to collecting pledges, the team participated in the fence decorating contest placing 1st and costume contest placing 2nd to increase the money raised. Maisie Billips earned the Top Dog award collecting $246 in pledges.
The purpose of the fence decorating contest was to let everyone know what charity the team represented and the costume contest to show the team spirit. The team wore tails donated by Gail Calvert. Judging took place on the Saturday of the tournament. Although a majority of the tournament was rained-out, it did not dampen the spirit of the team and the cause they were fighting for.
Thunder is coached by Tom and Tonya Kelly & Donna Bell.

First Row, LTR: Kenslie Stufflebean, Savanna Kelly, Olivia Johnson, Brooke Lauhoff, and Morgan Paahlar.
Second Row, LTR: Vincint A. McCaghy, Board member; Debbie Tayler, V. President; Debbie Waldrep, Board Member; Eleanor Ravens, Fundraising Chairman; Randy Head, Shelter Manager. Third Row, LTR: Tom Kelly (Coach), Ciarrah Bell, Shelby Scott, Michelle Brosemer, President ASLC, Maisie Billups, Chloee Dorrell, Tonya Kelly (Coach), Donna Bell (Official Team Mom). Not pictured: Chloe Calvert, Abbey Kussman & Krista Monnig.


Animal Shelter of Linn County

One mile South of Brookfield on MO Highway 11

The Shelter phone number is 660-258-3322

Email the Shelter at

The shelter is open Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10:30 am to 3:00 pm
Wednesday 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am to 1:00 pm
Closed on Sunday, Monday and Holidays