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Boone Area Humane Society

226 W. 16th Street
P.O. Box 495
Boone, IA 50036

Our Mission

Our Mission
The Boone Area Humane Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the humane treatment of animals.

Our Vision
Following no kill principles we strive to educate the public and increase community involvement; rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals; create a path to population control and be an example of excellence.

The Boone Area Humane Society was founded in 1977. We believe that because people domesticated animals, we have a responsibility to ensure their welfare. To ensure humane treatment, we respond to animal neglect and abuse calls, provide animal control for the Boone area, operate an animal shelter for lost, found and unwanted pets and provide humane education.

We provide animal control services for Boone County and the cities and towns within. We also provide a safe place for people to bring in their unwanted pets. “Unwanted pets” come to the shelter for a variety of reasons. Some owners have exhausted their efforts to find homes for litters. Some owners may need our help due to health problems or when relocating. Some pets are abandoned. We ask for a nominal fee when relinquishing your pet to us. This is to help cover the cost of care- food, vaccinations, medical assessment, loving care, etc. while they are in our facility.

We have a volunteer program and an orientation once a month for those who are interested in giving a little of the free time to the homeless animals. We also take donations of money, and high-quality food.

Please come in and see our adoptable animals today!

Adoption Policy

Shelter hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and Wednesdays until 7 p.m. 
Closed on Holidays

Adoption fees:
$50 for a cat
$75 for a kitten
$95 for a dog/puppy.

Adoption fee includes spay/neuter of the animal before being adopted, initial distemper vaccination for cats, initial parvo/distemper vaccination for dogs, heartworm test for dogs, Feline Leukemia test for cats, basic worming and microchip.

Fill out the application in person. After a background check, approval, and your signing of our adoption contract, your new pet may go home with you the next business day.

Pets cannot be reserved over the phone.

**NEW** Barn Cat Adoption Program!

If you are looking for cats for your farm, and are willing to take a few easy steps to provide for their care, we will provide you with spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped barn cats for only $25! These cats are not house-cat material, but will be great in a barn environment where they get fed regularly.

  • day hours
    Monday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Tuesday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Wednesday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Thursday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Friday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sunday closed
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