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.
The vision of the Hornell Area Humane Society is to be the premier independent and community-funded shelter providing compassionate care, education, and serving as a community resource encouraging responsible pet ownership.
The mission of the Hornell Area Humane Society is to provide safe housing for animals without homes, reunite owners with lost pets, provide a comprehensive adoption program, and reduce pet overpopulation.
Monday: Closed to the public
Tuesday: 10 am - 6 pm
Wednesday: 10 am - 6 pm
Thursday: 10 am - 6 pm
Friday: 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday: 10 am - 4:30 pm
Open after-hours by previously scheduled appointment when necessary.
HAHS has an adoption application that you can fill out if you are interested in one of our animals. You can find our adoption application on our website hornellanimalshelter.org under the "Forms" tab. Once we receive the application we review and contact veterinary and personal references and make sure that the animal chosen is the best fit for your family and lifestyle.
Cats (over 1 year): $50
Cats & Kittens (under 1 year): $70 + $35 spay/neuter deposit (if applicable)
*An additional $35.00 deposit fee is charged above the cost of adoption if the animal is not yet spayed or neutered. The $35.00 fee will be refunded once proof of spay/neuter has been provided. Per NYS law, this MUST be done within 30 day of adoption, or when the animal turns 6 months of age.
It is our goal to adopt out healthy cats and dogs, who are up-to-date on all age appropriate vaccines, de-wormings, and flea treatment. Our dogs are also micro-chipped, and cats are tested for Feline Leukemia & Feline AIDS before 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.