Board of Directors
Hunt Tainter DVM
Kim Post DVM
The mission of Massas Creek
Companion Animals is driven by
the simple philosophy that
kindness to animals helps build
a better world for all of us. And
the work of MCCA is supported
entirely through the donations
of our members and
supporters. Through the
generous hearts and hands of
people like you, we can ensure
that animals who come into the
care of us will never again be
alone, hungry, sick, afraid, or in
|We are located 6 miles East of Hermann, MO off of
Hwy 94. Take Hwy 94 to Massas Creek Road. Turn
North on Massas Creek Road and go 3.5 miles. The
shelter is well marked.
Joan Oetting, director of the shelter, has a long history of saving the lost
animals of the area, rehabilitating them, and finding them new guardians.
Joan may not be a household name, but she has many grateful companion
animals whose lives she has saved.
In the early 1970's Joan partnered with Carol Perkins, wife of the late Marlin
Perkins, to form Open Door Animal Sanctuary in St. Louis, Missouri. She left
Open Door in 1980 because of family obligations but remained a staunch
supporter of the organization. Open Door is now a large self funded animal
rescue. She moved to the Hermann area 1992 and ran a small private
animal rescue. There was not an animal rescue facility in the area and the
needs of homeless animals was great and growing more urgent.
With the number of homeless animals growing by the day Joan opened
MCCA in 1999 with the completion of a new kennel to include nine dog runs,
a feed storage room,a dog bathing room, a cat room and living quarters for
an attendant. Another kennel area was built with 15 dog runs and was
completed in 2006.
MCCA is a non profit 501(c)(3) chartable organization that depends on the
generous support of its members to care for the homeless animals within our
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