About Longmeadow Rescue Ranch

"Mercy to animals means
mercy to mankind."

-Henry Bergh

About Us

Nestled among 165-acres of woodland near Union, Missouri, the Humane Society of Missouri’s Longmeadow Rescue Ranch is haven for hundreds of abused and neglected horses, cows, goats, pigs, ducks and other farm animals. The ranch is one of the most comprehensive horse and farm animal care and rehabilitation centers in the country. In addition to animal care, ranch staff provide hands-on humane education experiences for both children and adults. For a map and directions to Longmeadow, click here.

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Adoption Days

Longmeadow Rescue Ranch hosts Open House / Adoption Days every Friday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you are interested in meeting our adoptable animals or our Barn Buddies who are available for sponsorhip, please visit the ranch during one of these days or call 636-583-8759 to schedule a visit on another day.

We know you love your dog(s) and we do, too. However, we ask that you leave them at home when you visit Longmeadow. The animals at the ranch are recovering from trauma and many are not used to being around pets. Pets are not allowed to wait in the car while you visit, so please leave them at home. Thank you for helping us give the animals as stress-free a recovery as possible.

For a map and directions to Longmeadow, click here.

Our History

Longmeadow Rescue Ranch, once known as Packwood Longmeadow Farm, was purchased in 1988, made possible by a generous bequest from George Packwood, Jr.

George Packwood’s commitment to the Humane Society of Missouri began as an active supporter of the organization and continues today through his generous donation of land to be used specifically for the care of ranch animals.

The same bold spirit that colored his philanthropic life marked Mr. Packwood’s career. He began his career as an engineer and applied his expertise as a signal construction foreman for the Frisco Railroad. He often found himself washing his dirty hands until they were practically raw. So, working in a rented loft, he created a milder industrial soap along with a special soap dispenser. He liked the idea of marketing his product instead of sitting behind a desk as a consulting engineer. In 1926 he was ready to launch his own business, which in the 1950s was sold to the Calgon Corporation.

Mr. Packwood is quoted as saying, “In the world of business, if you perfect something good, you can get up on the housetop and flap your wings and crow about it.” Well, Mr. Packwood, through your generous donation of land we created something good – Longmeadow Rescue Ranch. And we promise we will get up on the housetop and flap our wings and crow about it as we make this safe haven for horses and ranch animals even greater.


Do you love animals? Are you dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption of animals? Check out current job openings at Longmeadow Rescue Ranch and the Humane Society of Missouri > > >