The Clinton Humane Society cares for over 2,000 lost, homeless, neglected, and abused animals every year. The shelter also assists with injured and abandoned wildlife throughout the year. Each year, we feed 6,000 to 8,000 pounds of dog food and 4,000 to 6,000 pounds of cat food. Laundry is started at 6:30 in the morning and the dog and cat blankets are folded and put away by 3:00 in the afternoon.

This task alone requires huge amounts of water, laundry detergent and bleach. Then imagine washing hundreds of dog, cat, and alternative pet food and water bowls each and every day! Every animal receives warm blankets, toys, and treats on a daily basis.Although this is a part of the normal daily routine at the shelter, it barely scratches the surface of the supplies we use. Whatever the reason that these animals ended up in our care, we try our best to make their stay as comfortable as possible.

We know they come to us scared… sometimes terrified…not knowing anyone…wondering if their people will return. There is nothing so rewarding as to see a scared animal begin to purr or wag his tail. It’s what makes our efforts worthwhile.
Below are some of the items that we use on a regular basis here at the shelter. If you can provide us with any of the items on our Wish List, we, along with the animals, would be ever so grateful.WAYS TO HELP

But most of all, we are looking for

Loving Families to adopt our animals!!

Please!! HELP us if you can!!


The Clinton Humane Society accepts donations, which are tax-deductible, at any time. Individuals or Businesses may choose to donate cash or materials.
Donations can be mailed to: The Clinton Humane Society, P.O. Box 246, Clinton, Iowa 52732

Materials are also needed. To see a list of items we are currently in need of, please click HERE.

Receipts will also be issued for all monetary and non-monetary items for tax purposes.


If you love animals, we’d love to have you! We do our best to make every pet’s stay here a happy one. Happy pets are more quickly adopted. You don’t need to have a lot of free time. You can assist our staff in many different ways, such as:

Animal Care – Exercise, socialize, feed the cats and dogs, and help keep the kennels clean. Laundry and dishes are also part of the volunteer program.

. Special Events/Fundraising – Assist with fundraising and special events, including soliciting sponsors, organizing the event, and helping the day of.

To download a volunteer application, please CLICK HERE. This application can be filled out and mailed or faxed to the shelter or you can bring it in and introduce yourself to us. The shelter holds a volunteer orientation once a month. Once your application is received, we will contact you regarding the date of the upcoming orientation.


This is a program that we depend on, especially during kitten season. The people who help with fostering need to be dedicated, reliable, and they need to love animals. If you think you might be interested in fostering an animal, please fill out our FOSTER APPLICATION. The application needs to be filled out completely and can be mailed or faxed to the shelter. You can also deliver it in person and introduce yourself to us.

Our Mission Statement

Pets are our business. Their welfare is our first concern. Education is our second emphasis.
For we believe,
the only way to help the animals is to teach the humans to be more humane.