Kirkwood Greentree Festival

Sat/Sun, September 15/16, 2018

Kirkwood Park

Annual festival where the Alliance raises awareness of animal welfare issues. Volunteers are the backbone of this event which goes on all weekend. 

Pool Paws for Humane Laws

August & September 2018

McNair Park Pool-St. Charles / Kirkwood Aquatic Center-Kirkwood / Alligator's Creek Aquatic Center-O'Fallon

It's like stepping into a've basically landed on Planet Dog! This is where you experience unapologetic splishing and splashing, racing, ball tossing and retrieving, licking, rolling, playing, jumping, and barking with a joy unlike any other. Every year, the Alliance co-hosts "dog swim parties" at the end of summer, with the funds raised benefiting the animals, of course. 

See photos here 

Credit: Interview with Bob Baker & pooches; video by KSDK 

See Who ROCKED "Open Your Heart" This Year! 

March 10, 2019

​Lucas Park Grille (St. Louis)

Open Your Heart  represents a significant source of funding for our legislative work every year. Thanks to the generosity of those who attended this fun event (and those who cannot attend but contribute in other ways,  such as donating auction items, sponsorships, or simply by donation-in-lieu-of-ticket-purchase) their support helps make it possible for the Alliance to continue our vital work with state legislators and public officials on behalf of the animals. 

Since 1990, we've accomplished legislative successes governing puppy mills, cockfighting, pet overpopulation, impounded animals, exotic animals, and animal abuse and neglect. We are especially proud of our advocacy efforts against puppy mills resulting in the closure of over 1,200 puppy mills in our state. The work is endless - but together, we are making a difference - YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

To see photos from (this year's) 2019 Open Your Heart "Woofstock" gala, click here


To see pix from Ladue News click here


Aug 3, 2018

St. Louis

Our friends at START organized a phenomenal first time VegFest event which took place on the grounds of the World's Fair Pavilion in Forest Park. There was food, guest speakers, yoga, and did we mention food?! We can't wait for this event next year! Great job!!

Fellow animal welfare groups represented included: Humane Society of Missouri (who sponsored lunch), Animal Protective Association of Missouri (APA), Missouri State Humane Association (MoSHA), Missouri Animal Control Association (MACA), Ferals in Peril, Kansas City Health & Public Safety, Protect Every Pet, and the St. Charles County Pet Adoption Center - to name some.

We'd love to see even more people - including school students - visit the Capitol Building on Humane Day next year!

Humane Day at the Capitol 

April 10, 2018

Jefferson City

Thank you to everyone who participated in "Humane Day at the Capitol" on Tuesday, April 10th, sponsored by the Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation. The Alliance had info packets available for visitors to the Capitol Building, including a list and description of the proposed bills for this year, legislative achievements, challenges, and ways to become involved in animal advocacy. 

We are grateful to our groovy Sponsors who helped make Open Your Heart 2019 OUTTA SIGHT!

Carol House Furniture (Match Sponsor)

Joe Hanon (Ziern-Hanon Galleries)~ Helix Realty ~ Dale & TJ Lindhorst

Nancy GroveScott & Laurie Livingston 

Mary Massey (Red Key Realty)

Bark in the Park

May 19, 2018

St. Louis

Always a fun time with the pooches and an awesome way to help support our fellow animal friends, the Humane Society of Missouri. Taking place every year at Cricket Field in Forest Park.

Protect. Advocate. Legislate.

Earth Day

April 21/22, 2018

St. Louis

Love your Mother (Earth)! The Alliance works hard to help protect our environment so it's a logical imperative to participate in Earth Day, an event that takes place across the nation to draw attention to our fragile environment and ways that we can attenuate current distress and contribute to its protection.  We love it when volunteers join us at our table for a shift - you can find us under the covered walkway at the corner of the Muny Ticket Office. Look for us - maybe even JOIN us - at next year's Earth Day!

Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation


Past Events 

Pet Expos!

St. Louis Pet Expo - Mar 23/24, 2019

Kansas City Pet Expo - Nov 3/4, 2018

Pet Expos are always fun for everyone - especially for our canine companions who can do agility and lure courses, sample treats, sniff some sniffs and maybe make a new friend or two. we love to raise awareness about animal welfare and advocate for our furry (and feathered) friends. 

APA Canine Carnvial

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Tilles Park

The mutts were strutting their stuff as they do every year, thanks to APA's Canine Carnival. Proceeds benefit APA Adoption Center. 

Animal Welfare Classes

StLCC - sponsored by HSMO, APA Adoption Center & StL County Animal Control

April 16, 2018

Every year, our friends at Humane Society of Missouri together with APA Adoption Center and St. Louis County Animal Control offer animal welfare classes as part of continuing education through St. Louis Community College. The Alliance is present at the "tail" end class, helping to educate advocates and share the latest legislative information. This is a "pawsome" opportunity available at a reasonable price to anyone interested in animal welfare, and the classes are useful precursors to working in animal welfare related industries.  

The Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation is dedicated to educating the public about the plight of animal welfare in the state. There are numerous events throughout the year (both fundraising and tabling) offering excellent opportunities for outreach and awareness. Here are a few of the events in which we've participated over the past 12 to 24 months - many of which are regularly scheduled activities.  For more information on past events, click here.

If you have any suggestions for an event that might benefit from our presence, please email us at