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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


Rating: 5

I adopted my dog Bengy from SHS in 2006. Since that time, I have been a huge supporter and fan of this organization. In particular, they have a program called Shelter Partners. They have two large transport vans that take approximately 30 dogs per van per trip to shelters located in New England where, because they enforce their spay and neuter laws, have a constant shortage of dogs and cats for adoption. Since its' inception in November 2006, they have saved 7,196 lives through this program! The entire staff, board and volunteers of this small shelter consistenly increase adoptions each year by coming up with new innovative programs to increase awareness and save lives!

Review from Guidestar


Rating: 5

We have donated to this organization for aproximately 10 years and I have never felt so good about where my money goes. I volunteer with several animal groups and have been impressed with the work SHS is doing, they have so many wonderful programs that help to place the animals in their care and reduced the euthanasia rate. I have had personal experience with the transporting of some puppies I found that had ben dumped in a rural cemetary, I wanted them to go up north for adoption where is a need for shelter animals, both were adopted into loving homes. I appreciate the work SHS is doing and I feel they are leading our area in programs to help the community and the animals in our community.

Review from Guidestar