A Successful Warm Hearts Fundraiser – March 25, 2017

On March 25th, 2017, over 200 people from all walks of life in our community gathered at the Joplin Volunteer Fire Department’s Fire House at Mountain Harbor Resort and Spa to support the animals in need in our county.  The good folks from Mountain Harbor Resort volunteered time and energy to clear out the fire station, set up tables and chairs, and provide the best chefs in the county to fry fish, potatoes and hush puppies for the crowd to feast upon.  Local businesses and supporters donated items for the auctions and uber auctioneer, Ricky Lee, did a fabulous job of getting the best price he could for the items.  Friends and visitors donated their evening and their funds to insure that The Warm Hearts Humane Society has the funding to continue to help the animals in our county.

Warm Hearts Humane Society appreciates all who helped support us at our 2017 Fish Fry Fundraiser
(Click on this image to view more photos from the fundraiser.)

One of the main priorities of our organization is to provide low cost spay/neuter vouchers to help stop the flow of unwanted litters of puppies and kittens.  In 2016, we were able to underwrite the spay/neuter of over 200 dogs and cats.  In addition to that, we rescued and rehomed over 50 animals by fostering in private homes.   This would not be possible without the support of the community.  Our expenses last year topped $35K.  We raised over $12K at our event to continue the good work. 
Our hearts are very warm, and we want to extend heartfelt gratitude to everyone who donated their time, energy and money to help make this event such a huge success.

A “SPEUTER” Special For Montgomery County Residents

‘Tis the season of love, for sure, but if you don’t want any puppies or kittens, please take advantage of our …

Sweetheart of a Deal

This “speuter” (Spay and Neuter) special is for residents of Montgomery County.

Many, many thanks to our local supporters and to C.A.R.E. (Colorado Animal Rescue Express) for funding this very important program. We couldn’t do this without you.

Buttonfly lost his owner – Can you help?

Buttonfly lost his owner and needs a new home!

Buttonfly lost his owner and needs a new home!

We are trying to help little Buttonfly find a new home. His owner died several days ago and this darling little fellow is grieving.


Update:  Feb. 17, 2017

Buttonfly left for his new home today! Many thanks to Carrie, from Carrie’s Dog House, for rescuing and grooming him and many thanks to Chuck and Sharon Dumas for fostering this little fellow and getting him ready for his new life. They did a great job and Buttonfly, who grieved the loss of his owner, is now a happy, confident little dog and will give his new owner lots of joy.

Will you be my new family?

Will you be my new family?

After staying a short while with his groomer, Buttonfly is now with a foster home. He has had wonderful care all of his life, but now he needs some special love and a new home.

Local friends: Buttonfly has been a patient at Lake Hamilton Animal Hospital for many years and they have vouched for his excellent care.

Too cute for words. Please consider bringing me into your home!

Too cute for words. Please consider bringing me into your home!

Please email Warm Hearts by clicking on the link on the right side of this page if you think you could give Buttonly a good home.

We prefer that he stay local. A long trip is more than he could handle right now.

Meet the THV11 Cuteness Bowl Puppies

During the Superbowl THV11will be FB LIVE with these 4 cuties:  3 girls 1 boy. Here is their all-too-familiar story.

Their mom showed up at a house in West Little Rock, AR,  very pregnant and desperately needing a safe warm place to have her babies. The wonderful homeowners gave her that place and have been fostering the whole family.

These puppies are now weaned but are still awaiting their second set of shots. Mom has a home, and these babies will be available for adoption soon.

BUT, until then, they will be our guest for the THV11 Cuteness Bowl on Super Bowl Sunday, where they will be promoted for adoption and will serve as ambassadors to encourage people to spay and neuter their pets. 

These puppies are some of the lucky ones.

This little fellow will steal your heart.

This little girl is a doll.

This female pup is ready to give puppy kisses.

This little girl is learning to “sit.”


Update on Bronx, A 2011 Christmas Day Puppy

We LOVE getting feedback from the families who adopt dogs from Warm Hearts!

Bronx and his very best friend!

Bronx and his very best friend!

In 2011, we rescued a litter of puppies from under a bridge on Christmas Day. Bronx is one of those puppies.

The Christmas Day 2011 Puppies

The Christmas Day 2011 Puppies

Since his adoption, the family has been blessed with a darling little girl.  She and Bronx are best friends. 

Bronx is a great keeper of little girl secrets, and his princess has a friend for life. 

Introducing Snookers – She’s a Snuggler!

Good News!  Snookers has been adopted!!!

Snookers has been adopted! She doesn’t leave for her new home until March, but her anxiously awaiting family is making sure she will have everything she needs. Snookers, you hit the lottery, girl!

Wanna snuggle? I’m ready if you are.

Do you have room under your covers for a snuggle buddy?  That’s where Snookers is the happiest.  Snuggling with you on the couch is pretty okay, too. At only 12 pounds, she is the perfect snuggling size for just about anyone.

This 18 month old Jack Russell mix is a delight.  She potties outside, is good in her crate for short errands, but, since she loves to ride in the car, she’d be happy to keep you company while you jet around town.

Snookers is cute from any angle!

I’m cute from any angle!

Snookers loves adults, children, and other dogs.  In short, she’s just about perfect!

Snookers has been spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and has started her heartworm preventive.  If you are interested in adopting Snookers, contact Warm Hearts by clicking on the “Request an adoption form” link on the right side of this page for an application.  Snookers’ adoption fee is $175.00.  Transport to the northeast is available.


Leia – From Abandoned and Starved to Healthy and Happy – ADOPTED!

You can see that Leia was skin over bones. So sad.

You can see that Leia was skin over bones. So sad.

Leia is such a happy girl, as well she should be. Leia was abandoned as a puppy when a family left town. She was spotted by a neighbor, totally starved and literally skin over bone. We’ve included a photo of her at rescue.

Boat rides are a favorite.

Boat rides are a favorite.

Well, that is behind her now. She is a healthy, happy, 12 week old (as of Feb. 3, 2017) labrador retriever mix with a beautiful, shiny coat and a playful, happy disposition.  She’s a healthy 18 pounds now, so we think she will be a large adult dog.

Leia loves being at the lake.

Leia loves being at the lake.

Like all puppies, Leia will benefit from puppy classes. She is such a smart girl that she’s sure to be the star of her class. She knows how to use the doggy door in her foster home, is good in her crate, loves a ride in a boat, and loves her housemates – several other dogs and two cats.

Leia loves her bed and her toys.

Leia loves her bed and her toys.

Leia is all lab puppy – that means lots of energy, chewing during her teething episodes, and jumping for joy when she sees you. Adoptive families should be prepared for all of the fun and turmoil that having a puppy entails.

Because she is so energetic, her family should have older children. Energetic puppies and small children are not a good fit.

If Leia looks like your girl, email Warm Hearts by clicking on the “Request an adoption form …” link on the right side of this page for an application to adopt. That is the first step in the process. Leia’s adoption/vetting fee is $175.00. She is spayed, microchipped, vaccinated, de-wormed and has started her heartworm prevention.