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Butler County Humane Society

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

1015 Evans City RD
Renfrew, PA 16053
(724) 789-1150

http://www.bchs.petfinder.com

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Located in Butler County, we serve anyone willing to make the commitment and dedication to our shelter animals whether from Butler County or anywhere else.

About Our Shelter:

The Butler County Humane Society mission statement is to care for, and place into loving homes the abused, neglected, abandoned, and unwanted animals that are brought into our shelter.

The BCHS has been in operation for over 100 yrs and has been a no kill shelter since 2000, with the commitment of the board, staff, and community. Since this commitment to life was established, we have saved the lives of over 2,000 animals each year. Because we are a non-profit, non-tax supported facility, the BCHS is dependent upon private donations for survival. The staff and volunteers at the BCHS are deeply dedicated to caring for the animals who come through the shelter doors, and their love and caring help the shelter animals through their initial stages of fear, confusion, and loss.

All the shelter animals have been through some difficult experiences. Losing their former home and ending up at the shelter is not an easy thing for any animal to go through. In addition to the bewilderment of finding themselves at our shelter, they often display signs that they are grieving for their former human companions. The routine at the shelter, while not the same as a loving home, helps the animals adjust to their new situation. But even with our very best efforts to create an environment where the shelter animals feel safe and not unhappy, being in a cage in a shelter is a difficult experience. The BCHS, through its training and foster programs, helps the animals begin to understand what is expected of them in their interactions with people. Mostly what they need is your patience, understanding, and time to adjust to their new surroundings.

Help us to continue our mission in helping the neglected and abandoned animals by adopting a shelter dog or cat today!

Come Meet our Pets:

The Butler County Humane Society's hours are as follows:

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays:

11:00AM-7:00PM

Wednesdays and Fridays:

11:00AM-4:00PM

Saturdays and Sundays:

10:00AM-4:00PM

Our Adoption Process:

Adoption Rates

Please note that our adoption fees have changed. In an effort to maintain the level of care that we provide to the homeless unwanted animals in our shelter, we have modified our fees as listed below:

Adult dogs (over 6 months)=$100.00

Puppies (under 6 months)=$125.00

Adult cats (over 6 months)=$75.00-we are also offering at this time an additional 25% off on adult cats.

Kittens (under 6 months)=$100.00

The BCHS is struggling with the current changes in our economy while balancing our continued commitment to providing the best possible care to the animals we house and the services we provide to the community. The average daily cost of care for a healthy animal has seriously increased from our previous average of $12.00 per day per animal to over $15.00 per day. Our adoption rate changes will help us continue to provide the quality of shelter and care needed to give these animals a second chance. Your adoption fee will help more than just the animal you take home. We thank you in advance for your support.

Spay/Neuter deposit

Although many of our shelter animals are altered before adoption, there are occasions when an adopted animal may not be sterilized. The BCHS, as required by law, covers the cost of the spay/neuter surgery for any animal adopted from the shelter. An animal that has not been altered prior to adoption is issued a voucher to cover the cost of the surgery through one of our participating vets. To ensure that the adopter is in compliance with the spay/neuter laws, we have increased the spay/neuter deposit to $50.00. This deposit is required at the time of adoption. This deposit will be refunded to you after the sterilization is complete, providing it is done within the allotted time frame set by the organization.

More Information

Dogs over the age of 3 months require a license. ($8.50 if not spayed or neutered, $6.50 if spayed or neutered.)

The Humane Society has the right to ensure that all family members are accepting of the new adopted animal. Adopters with other dogs in the home need to bring the dogs to be introduced to the prospective adoptee.

All adopters must be at least 21 yrs of age and have a photo ID. Individuals 18 yrs of age may have someone over 21 co-sign.

Renters:

If you are renting your home, you must provide written permission from your landlord or provide a copy of the lease to adopt a pet. The BCHS reserves the right to to contact the landlord for verbal confirmation in the event that written permission is not available.

NO ANIMALS WILL BE ADOPTED AS OUTSIDE PETS!!!!

What your adoption fee covers:

Preliminary exam

Age appropriate vaccinations

Any surgeries that are within our means

Parvovirus test

FREE food packet and coupons

FREE 30 day petcare health insurance


Any additional donation goes towards medicines, supplies, food, and vet care for the shelter animals that have not yet found their forever homes. You become a part of our family when you adopt from the BCHS. We are here for your comments, concerns, and questions!


Before assuming our adoption fees are too high...please read this:

The assumption that animal shelters make a profit from suffering could not be further from the truth. Most shelters regardless of the size or breed of the animal you are looking for, will ask for a donation to adopt ranging from $50.00 to $300.00. When the BCHS takes in a healthy pet that costs a minimal amount to make ready for adoption, the profit from that animal is applied to the vetting costs of the many others who are not so fortunate. When an animal comes into the BCHS, funds must be spent on neutering and spaying, vaccinations, and screening for HW and a fecal. Vetting expenses on a healthy animal can run as high as $175.00 and more depending on the breed and animal. The truth is the majority of found/stray/rescues DO require additional vetting. Worming is almost always a necessity. The BCHS treats HW positive animals, pays to set broken bones, and to treat illnesses and injuries-providing treatment the original owners either did not choose to, or could not afford. The BCHS may do whatever is necessary, and it can often take several months to return an animal to good health. It is not unusual for the cost of this care to run from $450.00-$1,000.00 per pet. Our shelter animals are screened for behavioral and health issues, those with issues are addressed, and then every possible attempt is made to make the best possible match with adopting families. The BCHS is a non-profit organization and we receive no federal funding. We rely solely on donations, bequests, and fundraising initiatives.

Adopting a pet is a serious commitment requiring a lifetime of love, companionship, and attention. This is a major responsibility! If you are not positive that you are ready to make this commitment, please do not take an animal home! We reserve the right to make one or more in-home inspections within 6 months from the date of adoption.

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.