As of September 6th, 2021 we are operating in our winter hours Monday 12-5pm Thursday 2-6pm Friday 12-4pm Saturday 12-4pm CLOSED - Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays CLOSED - Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Years Day
Please read our policies below before visiting us:
1) Visitors are required to wear masks. 2) Please call the shelter ahead of time and schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome, however please keep in mind that if you want to visit/meet/view animals you must have an approved application (available on our website). This will help us continue to do Social Distancing in our tiny building. 3) We are limiting the number of visitors in the building to ten. Once we've reached ten, we will be locking the door until some visitors leave. So please hang tight in the parking lot and we will be with you as soon as possible! You can also call to schedule an appointment for a later time. This is also to help us continue Social Distancing. 4) Hand sanitizer stations are put up throughout the building, please utilize them. 5) Donations are still very much needed! Curbside drop-off is still available, no appointment needed, just drop donations on the bench by the door. 6) Please do not visit if you are not feeling well. We are happy to help you over the phone, via FB Messenger or email.
Adams County Humane Society is a private non-profit 501c3 organization run 100% on donations, adoptions and fundraisers. Our animals come in from owner surrenders throughout the state, overcrowded facilities and as strays. We do not euthanize animals for length of time or space at the Humane Society. We are proud to report that in 2019, our euthanasia rate was 3%, one of the lowest in the state!
We are currently looking for a veterinarian who would be willing to donate one to two hours a day, one or two days a month, as needed, to help us here at the shelter. Main responsibilities would include administering Rabies, completing CVI exams and helping with treatment plans of any sick or injured animals. If you are interested, or would like more information, please contact the Shelter Director, Cathryn Makurat at 608-339-6700.
If you find a stray dog, you can bring it to us during our open hours. If you find a dog outside of our open hours please call the Sheriff Department's non-emergency number at 608-339-3304, and they will pick up the dog. Feel free to call first, if we have a matching Lost Report, we may be able to give you owner information. We do not charge a fee to bring a stray dog to us but we will gladly accept a donation towards their care while with us.
If you find a stray cat, please bring it to us during our open hours. We do not take feral/unfriendly cats as we do not have the proper set up to safely care for them or provide them with a stress free environment. We do not charge a fee to bring a stray cat to us but we will graciously accept a donation towards their care while with us. Our cat room fills up very fast so you may want to call ahead to make sure we have space.
If you need to surrender an animal to us, please call us at 608-339-6700 to discuss it with a member of our staff and to schedule an appointment. An appointment is required so that we can make sure that we have space available to take in your pet. We take in surrenders on a case by case basis. If you find an orphaned or injured wildlife animal, please contact the DNR at 608-339-3385. ACHS is not licensed to help wildlife.
If you feel an animal is being neglected or abused, please call the Sheriff Department at 608-339-3304. ACHS does not have a Humane Officer and cannot assist in abuse cases other than caring for an animal that a Deputy removes from a bad situation.