Each Adoption Fee Helps All the Animals in our Care

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!

DOGS

Dog adoption fees vary based on a variety of factors (see below).
Fees start at $100. In addition, all dog adopters must purchase a dog license ($18 as of October, 2020e).

CATS

Kitten and adult cat adoption fees are $75.00 (includes spay/neuter, microchip, shots and FELV/FIV test).

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.

Our goal is to help as many animals find new loving homes as quickly as possible. As such, we have variable adoption fees for our animals. The 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. Adoption fees vary based on a variety of factors such as age, temperament, breed, health, level of training, anticipated future medical costs, etc.

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.




 
Thank you to these groups and individuals who help to make our work possible:

THANK YOU TO OUR 2021 KENNEL SPONSORS

2 Veterans from Richwood
Paul Aebker
Sue Conner & John Schilling
The Courtright Group
The Daniels Family
Audra Davis-Mattson
Donald Dee
Kyle Evashevski
The Fitz Family
Bill Foos
Amy Gray
Daniel Hardman
Karen Heyob
House of Moonshine
Donna Hughes
Impact 60
David Kline
Terry Limbaugh
Mary Ann Miller
John Oakley
Sherry Robbins
Cole Shepherd
Ava Smith
Matt Stout
Maryann Sweeney in memory of Molly

THANK YOU TO OUR 2021 CAT ROOM SPONSORS

Lynne Bauman Allen & David Allen
Arnold’s Plumbing and Drain
Jason Burton
Russ & Judy Dam (OBDA)
Impact 60
Gary & Marcia Lee
Laurie & Pete Lowe
Holly Moots
Vivian Smith
Matt Stout
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Sponsored by the Petco Foundation

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Thank You to Our Community Partners
        

 
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