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Foothills Humane Society

989 Little Mountain Rd
Columbus, NC 28722

Our Mission

Our Mission is to shelter and care for stray and surrendered companion animals within our community; Prevent cruelty to animals; Reunite lost animals with their owners, adopt animals to qualified homes or place them with reputable rescue organizations; and Educate the public about responsible animal ownership and population control.

Adoption Policy

Interested in adopting? We want to make it easy and fun to bring home a new best friend! When you choose an animal you’d like to make part of your family, please fill out an adoption application online at

Once you do this, our friendly adoption coordinator will spend time reviewing your application to ensure the pet you’ve chosen will be a great fit with your home and lifestyle. Then, we will contact you to schedule an appointment to come meet the animal.

Your new pet’s adoption fee will be based primarily on age and species. Our adoption fees are also much less than those at other shelters, even though they are fully vetted, trained and ready to go home.

Our adoptions fees are as follows:

Dogs age 6 months and older are $80
Puppies under 6 months are $250-$450
Cats age 6 months and older are $30
Kittens under 6 months are $50 (second one FREE)

We often hold special promotions when these fees are lowered, waived or adopters ‘name their own fee’ for adoptions. Your adoption fee covers the cost of spay/neuter surgery, testing, vaccinations, and microchipping. Your new pet has received all the love, attention, medications, and veterinary care they need to join their new family!

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