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Green County Humane Society is a no-kill shelter that serves the Green and Lafayette County region. They're devoted to finding safe, loving homes for all the dogs and cats that come into their care. Although they receive some funding through contracted services for the areas they serve, they still rely heavily on generous donations to keep their doors open.
The society is comprised of around 500 members, dedicated volunteers, shelter staff, directors, and foster parents. Due to the hard work and commitment of this devoted team, the shelter went from a 62% kill rate in 1999 to achieving no-kill status.
Part of their success comes down to public re-education around animal care, with emphasis on the importance of sterilization to prevent further overpopulation. The shelter works in conjunction with local vets to offer reduced-cost clinics to local pet owners.
Green County Humane Society is dedicated to saving as many lives as they can, spreading compassion and understanding for animals throughout the community.
If you're interested in adopting from Green County Humane Society, begin by taking a look at their website for the animals currently available for adoption. If you think you might have spotted your new best buddy, then a take moment to fill out the online application form to begin the adoption process.
The adoption process, from start to finish can take up to 3 or 4 days. You'll need to provide some information to make sure your home is a good fit for your target animal:
The shelter does allow some outdoor adoptions (farm/barn cats), but will require a home visit.
Adopt a pet from the Green County Humane Society, today! Adoption not only saves lives, but can offer you the love and friendship of a new family friend.
Adoption fees at Green County Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers up-to-date vaccinations, spay/neutering, and microchipping (dogs only).
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.