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Forsyth County Animal Shelter

Winston-Salem, NC

Our Mission

Forsyth County Animal Shelter’s mission to provide a safe haven to stray, injured, and homeless pets within Forsyth County. The animal shelter shall follow a “socially conscious” model where the largest impact for the community and their animals can only happen through collaborative efforts and relationships throughout the community. We will foster a culture of transparency, ethical decision making, mutual respect, continual learning and collaboration.
Every effort will be made to place healthy & safe animals either in adoptive homes or transfer out to partner organizations and sister shelters. The health, medical and behavioral needs of every animal in our care will be assessed and treated to alleviate suffering. We will make appropriate euthanasia decisions which are well thought out, transparent and considers the “quality of life” and ensures the welfare of each individual animal.
We will align shelter policies with the needs of our community which are inclusive and representative of the diverse voices in our community. Finally, we will promote responsible pet ownership in our community.

Adoption Policy

Thank you for your interest in one of our shelter pets!
To continue, please copy and paste the online application into your browser:
Please fill out the online application, then schedule of an in-person visit which includes a basic conversational interview to see which animals would be a good match for the potential adopter and a meet & greet with potential pets. All adopters must be 18 yrs of age and provide a photo ID. All members of the adoptive family are encouraged to meet the animal prior to adoption to ensure a good fit.
We reserve the right to deny adoptions.
All of our shelter pets are spayed/neutered prior to adoption (with the exception of puppies who will be spayed/neutered at our cost when they reach appropriate age), up to date on vaccinations and microchipped.

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