The Herkimer County Humane Society is a non-profit, 501c3 charitable organization dedicated to providing shelter and safe haven for stray dogs and cats, until their forever homes are found.
Employ skilled, caring, compassionate shelter workers who work with local veterinarians for medical decisions for animals at the shelter or in foster care in support of being a low-kill shelter and provide daily feeding, cleaning, safety, care, attention, and love to all the animals at the shelter from the day they are rescued to they are adopted. Heavily rely on committed volunteers to assist at the shelter, adoption clinics, fundraising, etc. activities and show appreciation for all, regardless of time available to volunteer. Promote foster care home programs for special care animals while they require special attention and separation. Employ a Cruelty Investigator for County to prevent animal abuse and neglect. Provide humane education to our community on animal safety, importance of spay/neuter, safe human-animal interactions, and promote responsible pet ownership. Follow vigorous Adoption practices to effectively screen adopters and carefully match animal to the right forever home. Work with ACOs/DCOs and law enforcement in the County in providing an effective in-take process for rescued stray dog and cats coming to the shelter. Appreciate our community, county, members, contributors, donators for providing funding in order to provide day-to-day animal care and shelter operations.
Come Meet Our Pets...
Our shelter is open to the public Monday, Wednesday - Friday from 11 AM - 5 PM. We are open Saturday & Sunday from Noon - 4 PM. Closed on Tuesdays.
Our Adoption Process...
Our Adoption Application can be found on our website, www.herkhumane.org
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