Happy Tails of Adoption!!
Founded in the 1890's and incorporated in 1905, the Humane Society of North Texas (HSNT) is an independent, autonomous society for the prevention of cruelty to animals. We are one of the largest animal shelters in Texas -housing 400 to 500 animals each day. Over the past two years alone we cared for over 60,000 animals!
|Adoptions -- HSNT has found homes for hundreds of thousands of abandoned and abused animals. Potential adopters are carefully screened and counseled before an adoption is ever approved. Even though HSNT places over 6,000 animals into loving adoptive homes each year, we pride ourselves on choosing the quality over quantity when it comes to adoptions. All adopted animals are inoculated against diseases, treated for parasites, and altered before going home.|
|Cruelty Investigations -- We will investigate over 3,000 reports of abuse and neglect this year. Our Humane Investigators are in the field seven days a week investigating reports of abuse and neglect throughout Tarrant, Parker, Johnson, Wise, Denton, and surrounding counties. We will respond to reports of cruelty, whether it involves three abandoned tigers or a single dog chained without food, water, or shelter. We bring relief -- food, water, and veterinary care. When the owner cannot be educated, we will legally obtain possession of the animal to prevent further suffering.|
|Emergency Rescue -- We will attempt over 1,000 rescues this year with greater than 80% success. HSNT is the only local humane agency that attempts to rescue injured animals on a 24-hour basis. Animal Rescue Technicians will make sure an injured animal gets help.|
|Animal Birth Control -- We will spay/neuter over 4,000 pets this year. Preventing the births of unwanted puppies and kittens is one of our most important programs. HSNT requires spaying and neutering of all animals adopted from our shelter. We make animal birth control a theme in all our educational efforts. Our Spay/Neuter Assistance Program helps hundreds of pet owners who cannot afford the conventional cost of this surgery. Our low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic is available for qualified low-income and senior-citizen pet owners. HSNT provides other assistance that is available for any pet owner. We will spay/neuter any parent of an animal released to HSNT for free regardless of income.|
|Volunteer Program -- The scope of HSNT's efforts to help animals has always been enhanced by those who give their time, energy, and skills to our cause. Our volunteers provide help in many areas, including working directly with the animals, rehabilitating and fostering animals, and providing pet services to the poor and elderly. Other volunteers provide legal services in cruelty cases and speak to government officials for those who cannot speak for themselves.|
|Lost & Found -- We will return over 500 animals to their owners this year. HSNT reunites lost pets with their owners by checking the lost and found classified ads and pet identifications. Because our shelter is one of the largest in the metroplex and state, more lost animals are reunited with their families.|
|Educational Programs -- Each year we educate school children through classroom visits and tours of HSNT. Annual events such as the Adopt-a-thon and Mayfest are designed to heighten the public's awareness of the joys and responsibilities of caring for a companion animal.|
What does it cost to adopt?
HSNT Adoption Services are funded by the donations we receive from our contributors. The costs range from $50 to $150 and are a huge savings plus you get a lifelong friend.
* The Adoption cost may be less or waived entirely for animals such as "Special Needs" **
** Some of the animals have a Special Friend who has donated half or all of that animal's adoption fee to help them find a new home.
What's included with each adoption?
Our adoptions include the following veterinary services:
How do I become an animal's Special Friend?
Easy! Just donate half the adoption or full adoption costs to HSNT in person or via Paypal and reference the animal's ID # & name.