Missoula’s specialty veterinarian David Bostwick, D.V.M. is the recipient of the Humane Society’s 2015 Ken Shughart Humanitarian Award. The annual award honors an individual who strives to better the lives of animals and promotes their humane treatment.  The Humane Society of Western Montana is thrilled to celebrate Dr. Bostwick and his commitment to animals in our community.


Dr. Bostwick’s work with the Humane Society spans more than a dozen years. He is one of just two specialty veterinarians in the state and his expertise has saved countless pets in our community – many of which are shelter animals. But his work goes beyond his job as a veterinarian. Dr. Bostwick is an advocate for all animals; our pets AND wildlife.  As one Missoula resident said, "Animals and wildlife cannot speak for themselves and Dr. Bostwick's humble voice echoes the clarity and beauty that these creatures bring to our own lives."


Dr. Bostwickwill be honored at the Humane Society’s 18th Annual Ken Shughart Humanitarian Award Dinner on Saturday, April 11. The award dinner, hosted by Missoula Mayor and former HSWM board member John Engen, will be held at the Doubletree Downtown Missoula. Tickets are $60/person until March 31st ($75 after) and can be purchased online or at the shelter. This year’s event will include a friendly "DOGS vs CATS" bidding war, opportunities to be in the 2016 Calendar Pets calendar, and special pet stories. Our goal is to raise $105,000, all to support our mission of Saving Every Animal. Every Time. 


  • Starting Saturday, April 11th, 2015, repeats every year on the 2nd Saturday of April until Saturday, April 11, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Doubletree Downtown Missoula

100 Madison Street
Missoula, MT 59802,


Lora OConnor