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Any conversation about remarkable animal rights organizations has to include the Indiana County Humane Society. These guys have done a remarkable job relieving so many animals of their suffering, either turning them over to responsible families or keeping them in shelters where they can get all the care and love they deserve.
The Indiana County Humane Society also has been at the forefront investigating and prosecuting animal cruelty cases.
This non-profit organization has been able to sustain their activities solely on the generous donations they've received from loving individuals like you.
You have to be at least 21 years old before you can adopt an animal. You also need to bring a photo ID with your current home address. There's an adoption application form that has to be completed and reviewed, including references.
Depending on how many people arrived before you, the adoption process may take a few hours, but you may be able to go home with your new friend that same day (though sometimes it takes up to 48 hours).
The adoption fees at Indiana County Humane Society are as listed below:
Your adoption fee includes microchipping, deworming, flea treatment, parvo testing, and vaccines (first set).
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.