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What kind of animals do we have?

At Warrick Humane Society we only have the capability to take in dogs and cats. We cannot take in rabbits, mice, etc.

What do I do if I've found a lost or stray animal?

All lost and stray animals MUST go to the animal control facility in the county in which they were found. The animal control facility's job is to help reunite the pet with the owner during the duration of their stray hold. If they are not reclaimed during that time, they will do their best to adopt them out if they are healthy. If they cannot, they reach out to shelters like ours.

Do I have to be a certain age to adopt?

You must be 18 years of age or older with an approved adoption application to adopt.

How long will the process take?

On average, one hour.

Can you hold an animal for me?

We do not hold an animal without a non-refundable pre-adoption deposit.

Can animals go home the same day I adopt?

In most situations, yes. Sometimes an animal may not leave until after an upcoming vet appointment.

Are all animals spayed or neutered prior to adoption?

Yes, all animals adopted from WHS are spayed or neutered prior to the adoption being final.

Can I bring my current pets to meet an animal I'm considering adopting?

We encourage meet and greets with other dogs in your home and the dog you are considering adopting, and we can facilitate those outside. We are also able to cat-test a dog if you have found a dog you are considering adopting.

What if an animal I adopted from you is sick?

Warrick Humane Society takes every precaution to make sure your newly adopted pet is healthy before leaving the shelter. We offer a 5-day health guarantee for animals adopted from us. If the adopted animal exhibits signs of parvovirus, upper respiratory illness or kennel cough, we will evaluate the symptoms and cover the cost of the exam at our vet if we think your pet needs to be seen

What do I do if I'm having behavior issues with a pet I adopted?

We strongly encourage contacting a trainer for professional help. We are happy to provide recommendations and advice if you give us a call. Please keep in mind that it takes most pets several weeks, if not months, to adjust to a new home.

What if I can no longer care for my pet I adopted from Warrick Humane Society?

Please call us to discuss returning your pet to us.

Can I foster an animal?

We frequently need fosters for pregnant dogs and cats, puppies and kittens. If you are interested in becoming a foster, please submit a foster application through our website.

How can I get involved?

There are numerous ways you can help including hosting a supply drive, donating to our silent auctions, sponsoring an event, attending our events, sharing our events, making monetary contributions, setting up a legacy gift, serving on our board of directors and volunteering! Please email for the most current information on volunteering.