The Metro East Humane Society (MEHS) is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to the prevention of cruelty to animals, the relief of suffering among animals, the provision of appropriate care and medical attention to an disposition of animals committed to its care, the extension of humane education, and the encouragement of animal population control.
It is our policy to provide humane care and treatment for all animals needing protection in the area served by the Society, to seek to return lost animals to their owners, and to seek suitable homes for animals without owners.
MEHS is financially supported solely through the generosity of the public. We receive no financial support from taxes or from the government. Our financial survival depends on generous donations from humane members of the public like you.
Come Meet Our Pets...
Metro East Humane Society 8495 State Route 143 Edwardsville, IL 62025
Phone: (618) 656-4405
We are open for adoptions Monday - Friday & Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday 11:30a.m. - 3 p.m.
Note: email inquiries about pets must include a phone number. Response will only be direct phone contacts, not returned emails due to limitations of some email systems.
Our Adoption Process...
An adoption application must be filled out and approved by MEHS staff prior to an adoption. Adoption fees are $150 for dogs over 4 months of age, $175 for puppies under 4 months of age and $150 for kittens under 4 months of age. Cats over 6 months of age are considered "Fee Waived." That means the adopter will be asked to make a donation instead of a set fee.
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Other organizations are rescue groups run by busy volunteers who may take a while to reply. You can find information about the shelter or rescue group caring for this pet, and their adoption procedures,
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