Prospective pet parents are asked to complete a preliminary adoption profile, visit with an adoption counselor, and spend time with the pet before finalizing any paperwork. All applications are processed in the order received, but an adoption is made to the best application received for each of our animals. All applicants must provide a vet reference on the adoption application. If you are adopting a dog from the Buck Fund, a fenced in yard for the dog will be requested. Home visits often occur on each adoption. The Buck Fund has the right to deny adoption to any applicant for any reason. All pets will be spayed or neutered prior to coming home with their new families. The reference checking process, and spay or neuter surgery for your pet will create a 24-72 hour hold period prior to the completion of the adoption. You will be asked to sign an adoption contract, and pay an adoption fee. The adoption fee includes a spay/neuter surgery. Our adoption fees range from $50 to $150 based on the health, age and condition of the pet. This adoption fee helps cover vet expenses incurred by the Buck Fund. Please remember that the adoption fee is not for purchase of a dog or cat, but rather to cover the medical cost of all companion animals in our care. We appreciate you choosing the H.Dale Buck Animal Welfare Fund to find a pet. We spend great deal of money, time and effort to assure that you have the healthiest, and most well-mannered pets to choose from.
The Buck Fund is licensed as an Animal Shelter by the Kansas Department of Agriculture, and utilizes pet foster homes to care for our pets in need of forever homes. We schedule appointments at your convenience any day of the week to visit the foster home that houses the pet you are interested in adopting. An approved adoption application and veterinary reference check is required prior to visiting our pets available for adoption. Telephone messages received Monday through Friday will be returned within 48 hours. For more information, please call (620) 343-3377
H. Dale Buck Animal Welfare Memorial Fund Inc. PO Box 1613
Emporia, KS 66801
The H. Dale Buck Animal Welfare Memorial Fund, Inc. ("Buck Fund") mission is to combat pet overpopulation, and to protect and place lost, abandoned, and unwanted animals in loving homes. Our organization strives to protect and enhance the lives of companion animals by promoting healthy relationships between pets and people. Responsible pet ownership education and correctly matching the right people with the appropriate pet for their lifestyles is a primary component of our adoption program. The H. Dale Buck Animal Welfare Memorial Fund, Inc. is "best friends to man's best friend".
*****Low-Income Spay/Neuter Program*****
You may qualify to have your pet spayed or neutered at a greatly reduced cost!
CALL (620) 343-3377 TODAY for details about spaying or neutering your furry companion!
This is an INCOME-BASED assistance program. Any household receiving government assistance, unemployment, or a student automatically qualifies. Hardship situations may be considered. The Feral Cat Program is NOT income-based. Free roaming outdoor and barn cats spayed or neutered for only $20!
Everyone prepays and fills out the clinic admission form before the day of surgery at Tallgrass Art & Frame, 615 Commercial, Emporia, KS. Mon-Fri 9:30-5:30. Sat. 10-4pm.
Programs & Donations
Throw a bone to the Buck Fund to help support our community programs including:
*Spay & Neuter Assistance Programs
*Pet Adoption Programs
*Animal Welfare Education Programs
*Pet Rescue Operations
*Buck Fund Dog Park
SUPPLIES NEEDED ARE: Purina One cat & dog food, clumping kitty litter, frontline plus 89-132#, dog collars. You can also donate credit towards our veterinary bills at area veterinary clinics (Emporia Veterinary Hospital, Dorsey Animal Clinic, and East Emporia Veterinary Clinic), gift cards to BLUESTEM FARM & RANCH SUPPLY, Wal-Mart or Pet Stores to assist us with organizational needs in the care of our adoptable pets. Please call 620-343-3377 for supply donation pick up. Receipts are available for all donations financial or in-kind.
Financial donations may be mailed to:
The H. Dale Buck Animal Welfare Memorial Fund, Inc. PO Box 1613 Emporia, KS 66801
All donations to The H. Dale Buck Animal Welfare Memorial Fund, Inc. are tax deductible. We are a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit corporation. We gratefully accept all monetary and supply donations.