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Bond County Humane Society in Greenville, Illinois is a non-profit, no-kill shelter dedicated to providing sanctuary for lost, abandoned, neglected, and stray animals. Their committed team rescues 150-200 animals each year, finding them new loving forever homes in the community. A large percentage of cats and dogs brought to Bond County Humane Society have been rescued from high-kill shelters in Illinois.
In addition to a comprehensive adoption program, Bond County Humane Society focuses its efforts on community engagement and education. Through local partnerships, they've helped reduce the pet overpopulation problem by directing the public to free or low-cost spay/neuter services.
As a private, non-profit organization, they rely entirely on kind donations, grants, fundraising efforts, and adoption fees to keep operating.
Want to support the wonderful work that Bond County Humane Society does? Consider adopting a new furry friend from their shelter today! Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
Bond County Humane Society strives to match the right pet with the right home through their simple adoption process:
Bond County Humane Society doesn't list fees for specific animals on their website, so reach out to learn more about the cost of saving a life.
Whatever your fee is, it includes spay/neuter surgery, up-to-date vaccinations, internal and external parasite treatment, microchipping, a veterinarian exam, heartworm testing for dogs, and FeLV/FIV testing for cats.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.