General FAQs

​Surrendering Your Pet:

All surrendered animals are accepted at the shelter between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm by appointment only.

The cost for you to bring in an animal are as follows:
Dog:          $10.00
Cat:           $10.00
Puppy:      $5.00
Kitten:      $5.00
Other Small Pets (must provide a suitable cage for the animal):      $5.00

Exhaust All Avenues to Find Your Pet a Home

We receive many animals throughout the year, especially during the spring and summer months. We are a full service shelter and we do not turn any animal away. You should use the shelter as a last resort. Try to place the pet with friends, family, neighbors, co-workers or a rescue group first. You can also place an ad in the paper using the words “looking for a good home” instead of ” free to good home”. If you  call us ahead of time we can put an ad on our bulletin board and check our request list to see if we have anybody looking for your particular pet.

If you decide to relinquish ownership of your pet to the shelter we will do everything we can to find the animal a home. Space, health and temperament all dictate how long the animal will stay at the shelter. They will continue to be available for as long as possible. We will not provide any information about the disposition of the animal once you surrender it and we do not call prior to euthanasia.

​Dog Licensing

Licenses are available at the clerk’s office in the town in which you reside. Please call for their hours

Locating your Lost Pet

The first thing that a person should do is check the neighborhood and any hiding places the pet may have on your property. If the pet is not found call the shelter and your local animal control officer to leave a report. You can also visit the shelter as often as you may want to look for your pet. We suggest you do this every three or four days. If the animal enters the shelter wearing an ID tag we will call you. Micro-chipping is another way for us to ID your pet. Local vets and rescue do this for a fee. When a pet arrives here we can scan them to see if they have a chip.

What to do when you find a Stray Animal

The first thing is to make sure that you are not going to get bit by the animal. If the animal is wearing an ID tag call the shelter. We can help you track down the owner. If the animal is not, call us and we will advise you what to do.

What to do when you find Stray or Wildlife:

Do not touch them. Call the shelter and we will advise you what to do.

Spay & Neutering of Pets:

The Friends of Animals have a low cost spay-neuter program.  1-800-321-7387

Do not add to the millions of unwanted dogs and cats each year in this country that have to be euthanized. Be a responsible pet owner!!!! Have your pet spayed or neutered.

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