Please consider becoming a member and supporting SCHS in this way.

To become a regular supporter of and a member for the Stone County Humane Society, you can complete the Membership Form by clicking the badge to the left. Members receive emails periodically for any special needs campaigns we may be promoting, information about upcoming events, and our annual Paw Prints newsletter each spring.  In the Paw Prints newsletter you will have an opportunity to renew your membership each year.

Memberships are based on the following options:

Annual Membership Dues

  Family - $40

                                                                                   Single Adult - $25

                                                                                 Senior Citizen (over 65) - $15

                                                                             Corporate - $200




SCHS welcomes volunteers to help us both at the shelter and the Second Chance Shop. We also rely on volunteers to help us with our annual fundraiser, Paws for the Cause, held the third Saturday in October. Another opportunity for volunteering occasionally is transporting dogs to Kansas City, MO to meet a transport van that takes them to Colorado to get adopted. One can call or email us at the shelter for more details about volunteering at 870-269-5200 or

  • To volunteer at the shelter we ask that you call and make an appointment to meet with our volunteer coordinator for orientation. Our times for volunteering are mainly Monday through Saturday from 2 to 5 PM but arrangements can be made for other times if necessary. Volunteers can choose between walking dogs around the six acre lake and several hiking trails, hanging out in the Cat Cottage with the cats, and helping with some light cleaning if needed.
  • If you would like to consider volunteering at the Second Chance Shop the operating hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 to 4. We work with a schedule of two shifts from 10 to 1 or 1 to 4. Call shelter for contact information of who to speak with about volunteering here.
  • There are lots of ways to help us with Pause for the Cause fundraiser. Please contact the shelter around the first of September if you would be interested in volunteering for this event. We have been doing this several years but are always looking for new ideas and welcome new people to get involved. It is a fun day for the community to gather with their pets for food, music, fellowship and prizes.
  • Sometimes we need volunteers willing to transport dogs and puppies to a shelter in Kansas City, MO to be further transported by a professional transport to a shelter in Colorado to be adopted. This usually takes a couple of days on Tuesday and Wednesday and expenses are paid by SCHS. We have a reliable van to use for transport.