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Humane Society Of Shelby County

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: To care for homeless, abused, neglected and abandoned animals and to educate the community to instill an increased awareness and commitment to the responsibiltiy of animal ownership and protection.

Programs: Animal control - shelby humane society acts as a contractual agent for shelby county by receiving, housing and providing care and disposition for all animals brought to the county shelter. Shelby county and the municipalities provide all other animal control services.

kennel operations - shelby humane society provides housing, shelter, food and medical care to approximately 5,000 animals each year that are either prepared for adoption or for transport via the shelter partners program. The medical care includes, but is not limited to, spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations and microchipping.

quick fix - in 2014, the society spayed and neutered over 1,600 publicly owned animals via the quick fix progam. The quick fix program is a low-cost spay and neuter transport program established in february 2008. The program subsidizes surgeries for low-income residents who qualify for public assistance at only $18 per pet and sometimes at no cost. In a span of four years, the society has spayed and neutered over 11,180 publicly owned cats and dogs.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a blood and platelet conor recruiter for the American Red Cross. I went to the shelby Humane Society and asked them to partner with us. They gladly oblidged and we are partnering for about 3 months. They generously offered to waive adoption fees for our donors. We are collecting items they need and promoting their programs. I am excited to be working with them and know our partnership will save people and animals.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted 2 wonderful dogs from Shelby Humane Society. I have also volunteered in a few of their programs. They are an awesome organization! I have had nothing less than a great experience with their group. I love the fact that they have great outreach programs with other animal organizations, community awareness programs, internal procedures/programs, volunteer programs, and that they take their mission to heart! I truly believe that more animals could be saved and able to retire and be spoiled as they deserve if more societies and organizations had such talented and motivated employees and volunteers behind the scenes as Shelby Humane. Shelby Humane, please keep up the good work! You have had a tremendous impact already and I am excited to see what is in store for the future! Thank you for the opportunity to spread the good word!

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