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Franklin County Humane Society was launched in 1994 and is a non-profit organization that relies solely on donations. They aim to provide humane care for abandoned, abused, and stray animals.
They also aim to educate their local community specifically focusing on neutering and spraying pets to prevent further pet overpopulation.
They currently take in 2,000-3,000 animals every year and offer an open admission policy to any animal that is in need of shelter.
If you wish to adopt a pet from the Franklin County Humane Society, you must visit the shelter and meet the animals. If other animals live at your home, you should also bring them. They have dedicated areas for you to meet and hopefully bond with your prospective new pet.
You will then be asked to complete and fill out an application form. Approval can take anywhere from 1 hour to 1 day depending on the circumstances. At a minimum, you'll need to provide the following information:
While this is usually the case, it's also worth mentioning that you (the adopter) must live at the same residence as the pet being adopted.
Contact the Franklin County Humane Society to find out fees for adopting animals from the shelter.
Your animal adoption fee will include spay or neuter surgery, microchipping, medical care including the first set or more of vaccinations, deworming treatment, flea and tick treatments, and healthy pet exit exam.
The shelter will also conduct ear mite treatments for cats, feline leukemia testing for cats, and heartworm testing for dogs over 6 months.
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, below you'll find 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.
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.