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Humane Society of Chilton County FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)



Category: Main -> Adoption

Question
·  How much is the adoption fee, and what does it include?
·  How do I adopt an animal?
·  Are any animals sponsored for adoption?
·  How does the free visit with a Chilton County veterinary clinic work?
·  How do I apply for the 30 days of free pet health insurance?
·  What happens if the animal I want is too young to spay or neuter?

Answer
·  How much is the adoption fee, and what does it include?

The adoption fee is $99 for puppies and dogs, $50 for dogs 6 years old and over; kittens $50 and cat 6 months and over $25.

The fee includes being spayed or neutered, rabies shot, microchipped, up to date on normal shots, bordetella shot, treated for fleas, and dewormed. PLUS you get a free vet visit with a Chilton County vet within 3 days of adoption.  We can also do a heartworm and temperament tests on the animal free of charge.

When you adopt from the shelter, you also qualify for 30 days of free pet health insurance with 24 Pet Watch.

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·  How do I adopt an animal?

You can come down to the shelter and look for your new family member, and once you found that perfect dog or cat just fill out an application.  If you want to fill out our online application you can do it here.

The animal can not be finialized however until it has been spayed or neutered.  Upon acceptance of your application shelter staff will schedule the animal for the operation and let you know when you can pick them up from the shelter.

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·  Are any animals sponsored for adoption?

From time to time we do have sponsorship money for dogs and cats, meaning that the animal can be adopted -for free- to an approved home.  Since these are free animals and not everyone has the best of intentions, we have to be careful for the safety of the animals.  Vet checks and home checks are required on all sponsored animals.  No exceptions.

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·  How does the free visit with a Chilton County veterinary clinic work?

When you make the appointment, within 3 business days of adopting your new family member, just tell the veterinary's office that you adopted through the shelter.  The office visit will be free, you will still be responsible for any tests or medicines.  This is usually a $40 charge, that is included in your adoption package.

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·  How do I apply for the 30 days of free pet health insurance?

When you adopt from the shelter, you qualify for 30 days of free pet health insurance with 24 Pet Watch.

Visit this page after adopting your new family member to register your insurance: 24 Hour Pet Watch Insurance

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·  What happens if the animal I want is too young to spay or neuter?

Both puppies and kittens have to reach a certain stage before they can be spayed or neutered.  When you want to adopt one that is too young or too small to "fix" we can talk to you about our foster to adopt program. 

You would sign up as a foster, and take your new baby home with you.  You will need to  return to the shelter for shots and check ins.  Then when the animal is ready, the shelter will arrange the procedure and you can finalize the adoption.

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