Five Acres is the only shelter in the region with space dedicated to cats diagnosed with FIV or FeLV. Harold was transferred from another rescue group that doesn’t have space for FIV cats. Ozzie was found by a caring person, but she couldn’t keep him because FIV could have been transmitted to her other cats. Both Harold and Ozzie are very sweet and affectionate. Ozzie waited at the shelter a few years and Harold only a couple weeks when a family fell in love with them both--they were adopted together! Harold & Ozzie are doing well in their new home and have been the perfect addition to the family. Donations to our special needs fund help us care for FIV cats and other special needs cases at our shelter--Five Acres is often their only chance.
Our mission is to end pet homelessness, promote responsible pet ownership, and advocate for animal welfare.
Five Acres Animal Shelter is the only no-kill animal shelter in St. Charles County, Missouri. We do NOT euthanize our animals to make room for new ones - the dogs and cats in our care stay as long as needed until they find their forever home. We only humanely euthanize when a situation arises that an animal can no longer live a high quality of life, according to our vet due based on its medical state or in the rare case of extreme aggression.
The majority of our animals come from private citizens who are unable to keep their pets for one reason or another, and we love and care for them until we find another family for them to join. We also work to transfer animals from overcrowded shelters to save companion animals scheduled for euthanasia.
Most of the animals we accept are healthy, however we do take some animals in bad shape who require extensive medical treatment. These pets need our help the most but their care is expensive, even with local vets working with us to keep costs down.
We rely on people like you to help us to provide care for these animals, whether by making monetary or in kind donations, volunteering or being a foster parent. Five Acres Animal Shelter is a 501c3 non-profit organization and does not receive any tax funding- we rely completely on private donations, corporate support, events and grants.
Check out this video by Five Acres volunteer Dave. One of our rescues makes his movie debut! We are happy to announce that "The Dogfather" was a finalist in the Petco Great Ones Contest. Congratulations, Dave!
The best part of animal rescue is finding forever homes for the cats and dogs in our care. We’re happy to share a few of these heartwarming stories with you...