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Our Featured Mt. Carmel, IL Partner:

Wabash County Animal Shelter

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.

11336 N. 1550 Blvd.
Mt. Carmel, IL 62863
(618) 262-7109
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http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/IL497.html

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The Wabash County Animal Shelter is a county-maintained, kill shelter located in rural Southeastern Illinois, and serves Wabash County residents. While only animals from Wabash county are admitted to the shelter, approved adoptors from any location are allowed to adopt our shelter pets.

About Our Shelter:

WHO WE ARE...The Wabash County Animal Shelter Buddies (WCASB) is a small group on volunteers who help coordinate adoption of dogs and cats from the Wabash County Animal Shelter. Our mission is to: Increase the number of pet adoptions/rescues from the county animal shelter, to provide a clean, safe, and friendly living environment to animals during their stay at the county shelter, educate the public about pet overpopulation and the importance of spay/neuter practices, and to promote awareness on the benefits of adopting a shelter pet. While the shelter buddies strive to ensure that each admitted animal receives a home, space is EXTREMELY LIMITED at our facility, and animals are still euthanized as open kennels run out. The shelter is in desperate need of loving foster homes...if you are interested in being a foster please email our shelter for details. Providing foster care for an animal ensures it will likely be adopted and spared from euthanasia. Keep in mind, the WCASB efforts are funded entirely by donations, and 100% of funds raised are used to care for these wonderful animals. Donations towards the WCASB vet expenses may also be sent directly to the Mount Carmel Animal Hospital.

Come Meet our Pets:

Come visit us! We would love to introduce you to our wonderful dogs and cats....we are located in Mt. Carmel, Illinois at 11336 N. 1550 Blvd (a.k.a Poor Farm Road). Most Saturdays and Sundays you can find us at Petsmart in Evansville from 10-4pm. We occasionally have local Pet Adoption Days in Mt. Carmel at locations like Rural King and Pamida as well. Stay tuned for information on fun events like 'Pet-a-Pup' day and a Foster Parent informational meeting in April!

Our Adoption Process:

All prospective adoptors are required to fill out an Adoption Screening Form (which asks for a vet reference). Once the screening form is evaluated and approved by the WCASB, the adopting owner pays a $14 fee to Wabash County and an additional fee (varies per animal) to the WCASB. The additional fee helps the WCASB volunteers pay for medical exams, tests, vaccinations, spay/neuters, heartworm/flea prevention, food, etc. Upon adoption, a legally-binding contract from Wabash County must be signed. This contract declares the adoptor as owner of the new pet, and mandates the animal receive proper care, annual vaccinations/vet care, and spay/neuter (if not already altered) of the pet by the adoptor. Violation of the contract will result in reclamation of the animal by Wabash County Animal Control. Furthermore, the Wabash County Animal Control Officer reserves the right to deny any adoption of a shelter animal.

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.