Humane society of morgan countyFrequently Asked Questions
Are you a kill shelter?
No. We are a non-profit rescue organization and a no-kill shelter. We pull the majority of our animals from high kill shelters. We do take owner surrenders on a limited basis, but helping the dogs and cats at surrounding animal control facilities are our first priority.
How long do most animals stay here before being adopted?
Why can’t you take strays?
City of Madison Animal Control – 706-342-9604
Morgan County Animal Control – 706-752-1195
Why is the adoption fee for some animals higher than others?
Cats And Kittens
0-12 Months = $100
1-8 Years = $75
Over 8 Years = $50
Purebred cats and kittens may be subject to special pricing.
Mix Breed Dogs
0-12 Months = $200
1 -8 Years = $175
Over 8 Years = $150
Purebred And Designer Breed Dogs
0-12 Months = $275
1-8 Years = $275
Over 8 Years = $150
Medical and Special Needs
We have rescued dogs and cats which require additional medical care or that have special needs that are not life-threatening. In these cases, we may require a higher fee to help recoup the costs of their care while at our rescue.
Do you offer any Discounts?
What does the adoption fee include?
Can I bring my dog in for a meet and greet before adopting?
When can we adopt the dog or cat we applied for?
Is there a trial period?
Why can’t I meet the animals in quarantine or have information on them before their availablity date?
Do the animals ever get out of their cages?
Yes! All of our animals are rotated out of their kennels throughout the entire day. Exercise is very important to keep everyone happy and healthy. Our dogs often go on walks throughout the day as well as being out in the yards. Our cats are kept in the Available Cat Room and are let out in the afternoons to socialize and play together. If you would be interested in becoming a volunteer, you would be authorized to walk our dogs to provide much-needed socialization through “doggy dates”. Please inquire by emailing [email protected]
How do you know what breed they are?
'Do you have any hypoallergenic dogs?
Do you have dogs that are Kid Friendly?
Are they house-trained?
It is best to assume some house training and behavior modification will be required once the dog is adopted. We are happy to share with some tips & training resources on helping the transition go as smoothly as possible.