We’re glad you have come to our shelter to adopt your new pet!
The following information is required so that your adoption counselor can assist you in the selection of a new pet. The welfare of the animal is our foremost concern. The consultation process is designed to help us determine if the adoption is in the animal’s best interest as well as to assist you in finding a pet that is most compatible with your lifestyle.
The animals available for adoption at this shelter come from a variety of situations. All animals are examined by our staff and their health is routinely monitored while at our shelter. Please be aware that we do not have a veterinarian on staff, so there is always a chance that an animal is incubating an illness or disease without showing any visible signs. The animals have not been examined by a license veterinarian.
You will be responsible for having the adopted pet examined by a veterinarian of your choice within 7 days from the date of adoption. The animal and its care will be the sole responsibility of the new adopter.
Our adoption fee includes: Their current vaccinations, de-worming, a microchip, spay/neuter, and a SNAP40x/SNAP Fe Triple test. All dogs and puppies over the age of 3 months have received a rabies vaccination. If the pet you are adopting is under 3 months of age, you will be responsible for getting them a rabies vaccination, at the age of 12 weeks, by your veterinarian.
IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED AS AN ADOPTER, YOU MUST :
- Be 21 years of age or older.
- Have Identification showing current address.
- Have knowledge and consent of your landlord.
- Contact your current veterinarian to let them know that we will contacting them regarding your current pets records.
- Be able and willing to commit to the financial responsibilities of owning and caring for the animal you are applying to adopt.
The Lawrence County Humane Society reserves the right to refuse adoption to anyone. No animal will be adopted to an applicant that has an extensive history of losing, giving away, or selling their pets. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications with false information will not be considered.
We will call you the following business day between 12:00PM and 1:00PM to inform you of the status of your application. If we do not hear back from you within 24 hours, we will assume that you have changed your mind and the animal will go back up for adoption.