The Knox County Humane Society provides for the rescue, rehabilitation, adoption, and care of stray, unwanted, or lost cats and dogs. KCHS operates a shelter in Mount Vernon, OH which offers feline & canine adoption services, a pet food pantry, and low-cost spay/neuter clinics to the community.
Come Meet our Pets:
At the Humane Society. Our hours of operation are Tues-Thurs: Noon - 6 pm, Fri-Sat: Noon - 4 pm.
Our Adoption Process:
Kittens - $55 Cats - $45 Lonely Heart Cats (been at the shelter for 6+ mon) - $25
Adoption fee for dogs varies based on age.
If you rent, we must verify with your landlord that you have approval to have a pet in your home.
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.