HAMPSHIRE COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL (HCAC)
Hours: 8:00am-2:00pm ~7 days a WEEK!! (Holidays, too!)
Email: HampshireCountyAC@yahoo.com(Email preferred! or call The Adoption Line @ 304-359-0226)
December 14th 11:00am-5:00pmPetSmart 510D East Market St. Leesburg, Virginia
Calender of Upcoming Events! If you would like an application, please email us at email@example.com Hampshire County Animal Control
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*** Directions (will not come up on GPS)***
**Please note that once you turn onto (Critton) Owl Hollow Rd, (across From Moutaineer Hardwoods & Bohrers produce market) follow Owl Hollow Rd for almost 1 mile till you see a little orange sign on your Right hanging in a tree that says "TWIN OAKS FARM" , there is a street sign at the driveway that says Twin Oaks Rd, and a little tractor on top of the mailbox--- this is the shelter! Be sure to Drive past the house through the gate, past the barn to the barking dogs and meowing cats! (yes, the shelter is located on a farm in a cow field!)**
SPAYING & NEUTERING INFO
For info on Discounted pricing, Please contact one of the following:
SPAY TODAY -(304)728-8330
Hampshire Co. Humane Society- (304)496-8855
Winchester SPCA - (540)662-8616
Please help us control the pet population and reduce the number of pets put to sleep each year in shelters!
~~The HCAC ADOPTION PROCESS~~
Our adoption process is designed to identify the right PET for each adopter. All potential adopters (1)MUST FILL OUT AN APPLICATION, which will be reviewed by the Director of Adoptions.
We try to make the adoption process easy, clear, pleasant and fast. The questions on the application are not meant to be invasive but rather to help us determine if the pet will fit into your family so the adoption will be a permanent one. ** Please note- Staff members have the right at any time to decline an adoption, even after you have been approved. We also must adopt on a first come first to adopt basis, once approved. This is to minimize Euthanizing and to make space for other homeless pets in our shelter and fosters homes. **
After an adopter is approved for adoption, they will be required to (2)SIGN A CONTRACT which covers basic care and responsible ownership terms. This contract will also require that the dog being adopted be spayed/ neutered within 30 days of adoption if not already done. This is REQUIRED BY LAW when adopting from an animal shelter and follow ups are made to be sure that it is done.
The adopters will then (3)PAY AN ADOPTION FEE AND TAKE THEIR NEW PET HOME! Our fees for dogs are $100 when the dog has not been spayed/neutered and $200 if the dog has been spayed/neutered. These fees are NON-REFUNDABLE, and include a donation towards the adoption program to help defray the costs associated with feeding, grooming, vaccinations, medications, housing, attending adoption events, spaying or neutering, and other necessary care. We depend on these fees and donations to cover these costs as we are a non-profit government organization. Although adoption fees are needed to run our shelter, they also serve another purpose. The decision to get a pet should be made very carefully. Adopters need to be ready and willing to pay for necessary costs of owning an animal, such as veterinary care, licensing, food, and more. If an adoption fee causes the prospective pet owner concern, then he or she may not be prepared to make the financial commitment required of responsible pet owners. (HSUS)
Lastly, to finalize the adoption, (4)THE ADOPTER IS REQUIRED TO SEND A COPY OF THE BILL OR A SPAY/NEUTER CERTIFICATE FROM THE VETS OFFICE FOR PROOF that the dog they adopted was spayed or neutered within the 30days after adoption or at 6months of age for a puppy!
All dogs are vaccinated with Rabies, Distemper/Parvo(DHLPP) and, dewormed with Panacur or Pyrantyl, and treated with Frontline(flea and tick treatment if needed). This is done immediately upon intake unless unable due to illness or injury. In these instances they are provided vet care (when possible) or quarantine until they are healthy enough to be vaccinated. Our dogs are NOT seen by a vet before adoption. Puppies are quarantined for one week after arrival/vaccination before being posted for adoption availability and are placed in foster care immediately. ATTN RESCUES: We are more than happy to work with rescues to find placements for our animals. However, heartworm testing and health certificates are not provided.
When possible, Shelter volunteers and staff evaluate each animal through regular interaction at the shelter or in foster care. This interaction gives us a better understanding of the animalís reaction to new situations and people thus allowing us to tell the potential adopter as much as possible about the animal. We can also advise the adopter if a specific animal will be suitable for the adopterís family. Animals are social creatures that thrive when they are treated as part of the adopting family and they should have access to the same indoor living quarters as their caretakers.
We adopt to the nearby West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania regions. We do not ship any animals; Adopters must be willing to come meet their new pets!!!
We have our adoption events the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at Petsmart in Leesburg Va. Our group puts our dogs needs first above all else. We will always do whats in their best interest, not in the humans best interest.We are a team of dedicated animal loving women changing the lives of our counties lost, forgotten, abused, and neglected dogs. We will do whatever it takes to ensure that the remainder of their lives will be spent loved, cared for, and happy. We screen every adopter and do several different checks. We reserve the right to deny ANY application at any time for any reason. We are here for the dogs above all else. Their past will never haunt them again.
~~~~$$$$ DONATIONS $$$$$~~~~
Donations are always in need and are greatly appreciated! We now have a Wish List set up on Amazon.com for your convenience! We can always use gift cards or you can donate some of our most purchased items such as dry and canned cat food and dog food, Dog treats, frontline plus, heavy duty leashes, heavy duty tie outs, harnesses, collars with buckles not snaps, food and water bowls, kitty litter, PUPPY PEE PADS, cleaning supplies such as Paper Towels, Bleach, and Pine Sol. Also old blankets, sheets, pillow cases, towels, etc.