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Humane Society for Hamilton County

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THE STORY:

  • The HSHC believes every adoptable animal in our care deserves a chance to find a home.  We do not impose time limits or euthanize healthy, adoptable animals to make space in our shelter.  The only way we can do this is through aggressive adoption and placement programs.
  • The HSHC uses donations made to their Survivor Program to treat animals in need of emergency medical care due to serious illness or life threatening injuries.
  • As space and resources permit, HSHC provides free, temporary shelter to animals owned by victims of domestic abuse, seniors who must be hospitalized and have no family to assist, victims of house  fire or natural disaster, and individuals involved in a car accident where a pet is involved.
  • The Humane Society has partnered with Good Samaritan to provide free pet food for those dealing with financial hardship.
  • In 2012, the HSHC received 3,220 stray and unwanted animals. The 2012 placement rate (calculated by those animals adopted, sent to rescue, or lost pets returned to their owners/divided by the total animals received) was 90.3%.   This, compared to the national placement rate of 35%, is remarkable considering we are an “open-admission” facility that does not discriminate based on breed, age, special medical needs or disability. To us, those animals ARE adoptable!

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