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The Humane Society of Elmore County is located in Wetumpka, Alabama, northeast of Montgomery in south-central Alabama. They’re a non-profit, open-admission shelter taking in over 5,000 domestic animals annually from both Elmore County citizens and the various Animal Control Officers throughout the county.
The Humane Society of Elmore County provides a safe, humane environment for the 250-300 animals in their care and does their best to find loving, lifetime homes for as many as possible. They strive to educate the public on issues involving pets and animal welfare, and are always willing to offer talks to groups of all ages and interests.
Considering adoption from the Humane Society of Elmore County? Read below for more info on their adoption process and fees.
The Humane Society of Elmore County’s animals will be thrilled you’re choosing to adopt and not shop! Here’s the straightforward process to follow:
Adoption fees at Humane Society of Elmore County are as follows:
Your adoption fee helps the Humane Society of Elmore County partially cover the costs they incur saving the lives of countless animals each year.
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.