Lawrence County Humane Society

Our Pet List

WE MAY NOT ADOPT SMALL KITTENS INTO HOMES WITH CHILDREN 5 YEARS OF AGE OR YOUNGER FOR THE SAFETY OF THE CHILD AND THE KITTEN


WE DO STOP ALL ADOPTIONS APPROX. 1 TO 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO CHRISTMAS DAY.

Pet of the Month

Our pet of the month is

LOOK FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OUR WONDERFUL PETS ON Comcast OnDemand "Get Local " and Select " Pet Adoptions " and look for the Lawrence County Humane Society.

surrendering a pet/H3> owned puppies under 3 months of age: $12 each, Puppies and Dogs over 3 months of age: $ 30 each, Kittens under 3 months of age: $ 6 each, Kittens and Cats 3 months of age and up: $ 20 each. If you cannot afford to pay the fee you will not be turned away. We will accept your owned pet. If our shelter is full and we do not have space for your pet at the time of your call or visit we may ask you to hold on to your pet for a little longer until we have room, if you cannot hold onto the pet we will accept it at that time. We do not guarantee placement of any pet that is surrendered, stray or owned. If your pet is aggressive or has bitten we may not accept it. If you have vet records for your pet it is important that you provide those records to us at the time of surrender. We accept stray animals as well. All animals must pass a temperment test. We will not adopt animals that are aggressive or have other serious behavior issues.

Our hours are Noon-4:30 P.M. Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. and Sat.(Closed Wednesdays & Sundays) We are also closed on New years day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor day and Thanksgiving, we close early on Christmas Eve and are closed on Christmas day. If you would like specific information regarding any animal on our pet list, please call the Humane Society at (724)654-8520 during our open hours. We are also posting pets at 1-800-save-a-pet.com

Who We Are

The Lawrence County Humane Society is a non-profit, non-governmental charitable organization. To accomplish our mission, we provide a safe haven for strayed, abandoned and abused animals; facilitate the return of lost pets to their owners; conduct an adoption program to secure responsible, loving homes for our animals; provide humane education programs for schools and pet therapy for patients in hospitals and nursing homes.

Adopting a friend

Welcome to the Lawrence County Humane Society. We are glad that you are interested in adopting a pet from our shelter. When you visit us, we will ask you to complete a simple "pre-adoption questionnaire" so that your adoption counselor can assist you in the selection of a new pet. The animal's welfare is our foremost consideration. The consultation process is designed to help us determine if the adoption is in the animal's best interest, and to assist you in finding an animal most compatible with your lifestyle. After the application is completed, there is a 24 hour waiting period. This will give us time to check references, and you will have time to make sure that this is not an impulse decision, and that you are willing to make a long term commitment. once you have applied, you need to call us the next day between noon and one o'clock p.m. to find out if you are approved. when we have several applications for adoption of any pet then it may take several days before a decision is made on a new home for that pet. If we do not hear from you by one p.m. the following day we will assume that you have changed your mind and the pet you were applying for will go back up for adoption. Some applications may not be 100 % approved until the applicant has visited with the animal. NOTE: We may take several applications for any one pet and will select the home that is best suited for that pet. You may also email our application by selecting the questions below, click copy and then paste them to your email and send them to us. we will send you a confirmation email when we receive it. we do not guarantee that if you are approved that you will be the one selected to adopt that pet. we do adopt out of state but prefer to adopt in our state. we do reserve the right to refuse adoption to anyone. incomplete applications will not be considered.

We do not adopt outside of the United States COPY AND PASTE THE QUESTIONS TO YOUR EMAIL AND FILL IN YOUR ANSWERS AND SEND THEM TO OUR EMAIL ADDRESS. NEW AT LAWRENCE COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY--YOU MAY E-MAIL YOUR ANSWERS TO OUR ADOPTION QUESTIONNAIRE. COPY AND PASTE THE QUESTIONS TO YOUR E-MAIL AND THEN FILL IN YOUR ANSWERS. OUR EMAIL ADDRESS IS LCHUMANE2@COMCAST.NET. Please provide the following information, INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED: You must have valid photo ID. or Drivers License to adopt.
Send completed applications to: lchumane2@comcast.net

1. Adopter's name, Age, address, zip and county, home & work phone, Spouses name, ages, e-mail address.

2. Animal you want to adopt & I.D. #
3. Why do you want to adopt a pet?
4. What pets do you currently have in home? Please list their names and breeds.
Names?
Breeds?
Ages?
Spayed or Neutered? Inside or Outside Pet? How long have you owned each of your pets?
5. Other pets owned? (horses, birds, reptiles, etc.)
When was the last time you owned a pet? What type of pet was it?
6. Your current VETERINARIAN, address & phone number. Please list the name of the person the vet records are listed under at the vet office. If you have one or more Veterinarians for your pets, please list them as well. Please contact your Veterinarian to give permission to release your records to us.
7. Do you currently live in a house, apartment, mobile home, condo, duplex?
8. Do you own or rent or live with parents or relatives? Number of years at residence?
9. Renters--are you permitted pets?
10. Landlord's name, address, phone number
11. How many in household? children, adults; ages of children, name of adults and relation to applicant.
12. Do you or anyone in the home have an allergy to animals?
13. Who will be responsible for care of the pet?
14. Where will the pet be kept during the day and night?
15. Are you in favor of spay/neuter?
16. PERSONAL REFERENCE, OTHER THAN A RELATIVE OR SPOUSE: Name, address, phone number
17.Yours and Spouses Current Employer? Are you employed full or part-time? How long have you been with this employer? Are you a college student? full or part time? if unemployed, what is your source of income?
18. Are you familiar with your state,county license and leash laws?
19. Are you aware that your new pet will have to visit a veterinarian 72 hours after adoption for a routine checkup?
(once you are approved to adopt you will be asked to schedule a check up appointment for the animal before the adoption takes place).
20. Are you familiar with yearly vaccinations your animal will need to receive?
21. Are you aware that the animal you are adopting has not been examined by a veterinarian while housed at our shelter? We do feature a ready to go pet of the month that has been examined by a vet and will also come spayed or neutered prior to adoption. For further info on our ready to go pet of the month just ask our staff. Some animals that have been given up by their owners may or may not have some vet records left with us by the owner.
22. Are you aware that the cost of spaying or neutering the animal you are adopting, if not already spayed or neutered, can and may be very expensive?
23. Are you willing to accept the financial responsibility that comes with adopting and owning this animal?
24. Are you aware that the animal you are adopting may require periodic visits to a groomer?
25. Are you aware that the animal you are adopting may need to be house trained even if it has been housebroken while here at our shelter?
26. Are you or would you consider obedience training? Why?
27. If the new pet shows unpleasant behaviors would you consider putting the pet outdoors?
If yes, How would the animal be confined?
28. Have you ever adopted/ rescued from a humane society/ shelter before ? Where? When ?
29. Have you ever surrendered an animal to a humane society ? Explain
30. Are you in favor of outdoor homes for dogs ? or cats?
31.Do you have a fenced in yard?
32. What would, in your opinion, constitute a reason for not keeping the animal that you are interested in adopting?
33. What is your main reason for wanting to adopt the animal that you are applying for today ?
34. List all other animals that do not belong to you but do live in the house or on the property. Breed, Age, Veterinarians Name and phone number, Pet owners name, Inside or outside pet.
35. Is the pet you are applying to adopt for you or as a gift? If it is a gift, who is it a gift for? persons name and relation to applicant.
36. Adopted pets need an adjustment period. Are you willing to give the new dog/cat at least one month trial period to ensure proper adjustment?
You will need to contact your veterinarian and make them aware that we will be calling for a background check,many vets willnot release their clients information with out the clients permission. Please make sure that you give us the name of the person who the pet is listed with at the vet. You will also need to contact the shelter the following day to guarantee that we received your application and that you are approved to adopt the pet you are interested in.
PLEASE NOTE:
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ACCEPT CASH ONLY FOR ADOPTION FEES.
No animal will be adopted to prospective owners who mislead or fail to provide accurate information on the adoption application.
Lawrence County Humane Society reserves the right to refuse adoption to anyone.Applicants may be required to visit the animal they wish to adopt before the application can be approved.

The animals available for adoption come here from a variety of sources. Our animals are not examined by a veterinarian, their health is routinely monitored by our staff members while at the shelter, but there is always a chance that an animal is incubating a disease without showing clinical signs. The animal must be seen by a veternarian within 72 hours of the date of adoption. After the 72 hour health guarantee, any adopted animals are the sole responsibility of the adopter.

Our adoption fee includes spay/neuter deposit which is refunded when the animal is spayed or neutered within the time allowed on the spay/neuter agreement which the adopter signs at the time of adoption , first series of vaccinations, leukemia testing (cats), deworming and a 72 hour health guarantee. ALL CAT, KITTENS, DOGS AND PUPPIES ARE MICROCHIPPED PRIOR TO THEIR ADOPTION. THE ADOPTION FEE FOR CATS AND KITTENS THAT ARE ALREADY ALTERED RANGES FROM $35.00 TO $50.00. ADOPTION FEE FOR CATS OR KITTENS THAT ARE NOT ALTERED IS $25.00 PLUS A $20.00 SPAY/NEUTER DEPOSIT WHICH IS REFUNDED WHEN THE SPAY/NEUTERE PROCEDURE IS COMPLETED. OUR ADOPTION FEE FOR DOGS/PUPPIES THAT ARE NOT ALTERED RANGES FROM $30.00 to $70.00 PLUS A $30.00 SPAY / NEUTER DEPOSIT WHICH IS REFUNDED WHEN SPAY / NEUTER PROCEDURE IS COMPLETED; ANY DOG OR PUPPY THAT IS ALREADY SPAYED OR NEUTERED THE ADOPTION FEE RANGES FROM $60.00 to $120.00. . GUINEA PIGS--$10.00; RABBITS--$10.00; HAMSTERS--$5.00. Due to the number of returned checks recently, we have been forced to accept payment by money order, cashiers check or cash only.

IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED AS AN ADOPTER, YOU MUST
be 21 years of age or older;
have identification showing your present address;

make your veterinarian aware that we will be checking your current vet records;
be able and willing to spend the time and money necessary
to provide training, medical treatment and proper care for your pet

Lawrence County Humane Society reserves the right to refuse adoption to anyone.

Come Visit Us!

From downtown New Castle, take Route 108 East (Croton Ave.); turn LEFT at the traffic signal with the green arrow light. (You'll see sign for 168 North.) When you turn left, do not continue on 168, but make another left onto Cascade Street Ext. Cascade St. extention will take you past Flaherty Field (a large softball field). Continue to the dead end T at the end of Cascade St. extention and turn RIGHT this is Pearson Mill Road continue up the lane, and the shelter is at the top of the hill. WISH LIST HELP A FURRY FRIEND BY CHOOSING ANY ITEM OR ITEMS FROM THE FOLLOWING LIST TO DONATE PET SHAMPOO FLEA SHAMPOO PET TOYS LEASHES/COLLARS CAT LITTER DOG BISCUITS DRY PUPPY FOOD DRY KIITEN FOOD DOG FOOD BLEACH LIQUID LAUNDRY SOAP DISH SOAP PAPER TOWELS BLANKETS HAND SANITIZER HAND SOAP BATHROOM TISSUE OFFICE SUPPLIES FLOOR CLEANER COMET DISH SPONGES YOUR DONATIONS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED


Lawrence County Humane Society
P.O. Box 62
Pearson Mill Road
New Castle PA 16103
Phone: (724) 654-8520    Email: lchumane2@comcast.net
Email: Click here for a list of pets at this shelter


 


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