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Lake City Humane Society in Lake City, Florida was founded in 1964. Before then, the community didn't have an animals shelter and little attention was paid to the hundreds (if not thousands) of animals that were picked up off the streets and killed because no one came to claim them. Instead, a dog catcher was hired to catch and dispose of stray and unclaimed dogs in the area.
Lake City Humane Society, with the help of volunteers and the community, now cares for over 5,000 animals each year. The society's mission is to assist the at-risk companion animals in Columbia County through sheltering, adoption, sterilization, and community outreach and education programs. Their many responsibilities include the following:
Considering adoption from Lake City Humane Society? Read below for more info on their adoption process and fees.
Lake City Humane Society has many different pets available for adoption. Here's how their process works:
For additional information on their adoption process, make sure to contact Lake City Humane Society directly.
Adoption fees at Lake City Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee helps to partially cover the costs incurred in saving the lives of countless homeless animals.
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.