The Humane Society of Alamance County (HSAC) is a non-profit organization funded solely by donations, fundraisers and membership fees. We are a small group of dedicated volunteers working toward alleviating animal suffering and ending pet overpopulation. We have one paid employee who manages our various services and returns approximately 500 phone calls per month from the public. Since restructuring in 1988, our main focus has been on spay/neuter. We believe the spay and neuter of all companion animals is the answer to ending the tradgedy of pet overpopulation. We average spaying or neutering 1000 animals per year through our low cost program and are currently evaluating opening a spay/neuter clinic. We do not have a physical shelter location but have a small network of volunteers who provide foster care in their homes. Approximately 110 animals per year come through our foster program. Other services include an education program for children, feral cat assistance (trap loan, advice), emergency medical assistance (20% up to $100 per year), food assistance and advice and referral services.
Our greatest needs are for volunteer foster families, volunteers to supervise dogs at adoption fairs and monetary donations toward opening a spay/neuter clinic. Donation of land and/or a building suitable for a clinic would be miraculous.
Come Meet our Pets:
HSAC holds an adoption fair the third Saturday of each month from 1:00PM to 3:00PM at Colonial Mall in Burlington, NC. The exception is November when the mall fair is held the second Saturday. There is no adoption fair at the mall in December. Other fairs are held as locations and volunteers are available and announced in the local print and news medias.
Our Adoption Process:
Our adoption process includes an application and home visit. We strive to match humans and animals so that they can enjoy many happy years together. The adoption fee is $95 for dogs and $75 for cats which includes vaccines, dewormer and spay or neuter. Dogs 6 months and older are tested for heartworms and cats are combo tested for FeLV and FIV.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat
adoption saves lives. Adopt
a dog or adopt a cat and you'll
have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting
a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats
for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder?
When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs
and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of
dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed
is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten
breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes.
So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat
or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt
a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane
society or pet rescue group.