Zootoo contest '09

Food bank wins new Toyota in contest

The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri won a new Toyota through the 100 Cars for Good contest, a philanthropic initiative hosted on Facebook in which online voters choose from five nonprofits each day to win a car.

Zootoo renovation of Humane Society begins to take shape

The Central Missouri Humane Society is planning on commencing with the Zootoo renovations in the next 5 or 6 weeks.

Zootoo, Humane Society finalize renovation plans

Humane Society board of directors President Jim Loveless says he expects construction to begin in two to three weeks.

Design plans for makeover are under way

John Shrum, a board member, told the Central Missouri Humane Society on Tuesday night that the design plans are coming along nicely and a blueprint will be finalized by next month’s meeting.


Humane Society board optimistic about shelter makeover

The Central Missouri Humane Society board members and Zootoo CEO Richard Thompson discussed details Tuesday about the shelter's makeover. Alan Allert said the board and Thompson came up with a tentative plan that combines previous designs.

Zootoo rejects Central Missouri Humane Society's preliminary renovation design

The first draft of renovation plans for the Central Missouri Humane Society was rejected by the CEO. A new plan was preliminarily approved, but the society's board of directors expresed concern that it did not meet the society's needs.

Humane Society fundraiser brings pet lovers together

The fundraiser for the Central Missouri Humane Society took place this Sunday. In addition to providing entertainment for Columbia dog owners, the event helped the Humane Society fulfill its budgetary needs.

Zootoo meeting attendees suggest Humane Society upgrades

The Central Missouri Humane Society met Tuesday to discuss Zootoo makeover plans.  Attendees offered about 36 suggestions for improvements, including more natural lighting and a surgery recovery room.

Columbia shelter wins makeover announced Central Missouri Humane Society as the winner of its annual shelter makeover, according to an article by USA Today. The shelter will be holding a press conference Monday at 9 a.m.

St. Louis animal shelter and Zootoo reach settlement

An agreement between the two has Zootoo giving an undisclosed amount of money to Stray Rescue, a St. Louis animal shelter that won a national contest sponsored by Zootoo with a $1 million prize.

Central Missouri Humane Society still in the running for million dollar makeover

Voting to determine which animal shelter will win a $1 million makeover from will end April 19.

St. Louis shelter breaks ties with Zootoo

Stray Rescue of St. Louis won the $1 million shelter makeover a year ago, but received less than half of the money. The shelter still plans to build a new facility downtown, but will need to reassess how much more money it will need to raise.

UPDATE: Humane Society among 10 finalists for Zootoo makeover

The Central Missouri Humane Society is one of 10 finalists in a million dollar makeover contest run by The winner will be announced at the end of April.

Humane society still needs your help

Columbia's Humane Society finished in the top spot after phase one of's national search for a shelter to make over. The Humane Society still needs Columbia's help to win phase two of the contest.

Central Missouri Humane Society celebrates early success in Zootoo contest

The Central Missouri Human Society won first place in the first round of the competition for a million-dollar shelter makeover. founder to tour Central Missouri Humane Society

The Central Missouri Humane Society asks residents to support the shelter by welcoming founder Richard Thompson to town. The shelter hopes to receive a $1 million makeover from a contest.

Columbia animal shelter celebrates No. 1 rank in Zootoo makeover contest

The final phase of's Shelter Makeover II contest will be in a national vote from April 7 through 24.

Teens seek $1 million makeover for Humane Society

The Central Missouri Humane Society is in the running to receive a million-dollar makeover from  Two Columbia Catholic School students, Libby Burks and Amanda Huhman, brought attention to the shelter, which is seeking to expand. The shelter has risen to fourth place in the makeover competition.

LETTER: Help the Humane Society win a shelter makeover

All it takes is a few clicks and the Central Missouri Humane Society could be closer to winning a shelter makeover from the Web site