Find a Forever Friend!
We pride ourselves on matching the right person to the right pet in order to ensure a true success!
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At the Union County Humane Society, we spay/neuter, microchip, temperament test and vet check 100% of the animals that we
adopt to the public and continue to work with our adopters following adoption.
We put in over $350 into each pet we adopt out. Each Adopted Animal:
That’s a value of over $700!
- Has been examined by our veterinarian
- Has been spayed/neutered
- Is on heartworm preventative
- Is on flea preventative
- Has been treated for worms
- Has been vaccinated
- Has been microchipped
Adoptions can occur on the day you come in to meet your forever friend ~ Stop in and see us!
All adoptions are subject to staff approval.
Dog adoption fees vary based on a variety of factors such as age, breed, adopotability, etc. Fees start at $70.
In addition, all dog adopters must purchase a dog license ($14 through November 30, 2017; $18 December 1, 2017 and thereafter).
Kitten and adult cat adoption fees are $75.00 (includes spay/neuter, microchip, shots and FeLuk/FIV tested).
A FEW WORDS ABOUT ADOPTION FEES
The Union County Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit organization that is funded largely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses and foundations, and supported by sponsorships, grants, bequests, investments, and proceeds from some fees for service.
Adoption fees do not cover the expenses an animal may incur during their stay at our shelter. It costs an average of $30 per animal per day to cover food, shelter, and veterinary care. Some animals do not require much veterinary care while others may require substantial resources to help them find a new home.
Because our goal is to try and help as many animals find new loving homes as quickly as possible, we have variable adoption fees for our animals. Their higher adoption fees help to cover our costs and afford us the opportunity to not only continue our work, but also place other pets at lower adoption fees, reducing their time in our shelter.
Example: We receive a puppy from an owner who recently purchased the animal from a pet store but realizes they cannot care for the puppy and surrenders her to us. This puppy is given a $400 adoption fee and is adopted within one day. That $400 helps to cover the expenses for another older dog who required ACL surgery and months in foster care and an older cat who stayed at the shelter for months before having its adoption fee waived.
Adoption fees are basically donations to help all of the animals in our care receive the love and attention they need before finding a home of their own.
If you're lucky enough to adopt one of these animals, know that you've helped save the life of more than one pet!
We know our shelter animals are PRICELESS and we're here to serve the community through all our programs and services. Thank you for choosing to adopt from UCHS.