About Us

Good Shepherd is not a shelter. We carry out our mission through the following activities:

  • Provide monthly transport (3rd Thursday every month) of cats at no charge to area low cost spay/neuter clinics in Des Moines and West Des Moines. 
  •  Promote participation in low cost clinics offered Madison County or neighboring countiesvet clinics when available.
  •  Work with shelters and rescues in neighboring counties and beyond to reduce the numbers of homeless Madison County pets.
  •  Implement and support a TNR (trap, neuter and release) Program to help humanely reduce cat overpopulation. 
  • Work with families that want to keep their pets, but need help to do so.
  • Assist people in need with grants for spay/neuter of dogs and cats.
  • Offer education about and support animal cruelty and neglect laws.
  • Work with shelters and rescues to offer low cost microchip clinics, dog training, dog fence projects and other services in Madison County.


 President:  Vicki Hibbert, St. Charles

Treasurer: Ronni Scott, Earlham

 Secretary: Tami Kay Guion