Animal Protective Association of Missouri
Protecting Animals. Educating Humans. The Animal Protective Association of Missouri is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing people and pets together, advancing humane education and creating programs beneficial to the human/animal bond. Organizational History and Accomplishments On a summer day in 1922, a woman saw a man beating his horse outside of City Hall in Webster Groves, Missouri. Outraged, she went inside to ask a clerk who handled matters of animal cruelty. For a moment, the man wasn’t sure what to say. After thinking about it, he answered, “You might take it to Mrs. Ella Megginson. She’s always helping the animals.” Shocked, the woman walked away. She was Ella Megginson. Shortly after, Mrs. Megginson gathered a group of her friends in the basement of her Webster Groves home, and from that meeting, the Animal Protective Association of Missouri (originally known as the Humane Society of Saint Louis County) was born. With the original donation of $500 from Mrs. Harry F. Knight, the women bought the shelter’s first truck and hired a driver. The first office was located in Mrs. Megginson’s basement. The Association eventually moved out of Mrs. Megginson’s home in 1924 and had offices in numerous locations over the next 13 years. In 1937, a shelter was built at 1802 South Hanley – just across the street from the present shelter facility, which was built in 1947. Originally formed to help prevent cruelty to working animals and stray animals in the “country,” better known now as St. Louis County, the APA now assists and advocates for companion animals in both St. Louis City, St. Louis County and several surrounding counties.
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