Pet Adoption Program

Please come to the shelter if you see a pet that you are interested in. We are unable to answer queries about adoptable pets over the telephone or via e-mail. Occasionally, a new owner may face education or behavioral challenges with a pet who has been neglected, abused, or left untrained. Your adoption contract (PDF) and pet adoption guide contain fantastic details to support you and your pet get off on the appropriate track. We strive to place every single pet in a furever house, which is why the first step of adoption from our shelter is coming to our location and interacting with the pet of your choice.

Some people have the pet euthanized (also recognized as putting it down or placing it to sleep), although numerous veterinarians do not take into account this to be an ethical use of their sources for young and healthier animals, whilst others argue that euthanasia is a more humane selection than leaving a pet in a cage for really lengthy periods of time. Changed situations: Monetary or living arrangements adjust drastically and men and women really feel they can no longer offer an acceptable home for the pet.

Other men and women just release the pet into the wild or otherwise abandon it, with the expectation that it will be able to take care of itself or that it will be found and adopted. After your pet has met the mandatory hold needs and is processed by way of our clinic, he or she will be ready to go property! Fill out an adoption application An adoption counselor will then discuss the animal’s history and behavior with you. There is also a $20 pet license that applies to adopters living in the city of Los Angeles.

The adoption fee consists of spay or neuter, microchip and microchip registration and all vaccinations appropriate for the pet’s age. Adoption costs for puppies and kittens below four months old include de-worming, puppy tags, FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) tests for cats, very first set of vaccines and microchip. We will have you fill some issues out and then go by way of an adoption interview with a staff member.

Your generous help above and beyond the adoption charge tends to make it attainable for us to save lives like the one of the pet you adopt. If the animal is not picked up on the agreed-upon date and time (arranged at the time of adoption), custody will revert back to Austin Animal Center. The adoption process contains filling out an application, obtaining a counseling session, and interacting with the animal you are interested in adopting. A lot of shelters and animal rescues encourage the education of spaying or neutering a pet in order to reduce the quantity of animals euthanized in shelters and to aid handle the pet population.