Animal Intake

Where do our Furry Guests Come From?

Our animals come to us from owners whose circumstance requires they surrender their adoptable cat

dog because they can no longer provide the animal the love and care it needs and, in fitting circumstances, from other shelters.

 

Animal Intake

 It is not the ACS’s intent to provide a sanctuary for an animal’s lifetime residence.  To ensure that this does not happen, each animal undergoes an intake evaluation to determine (1) its general adoptability and (2) its suitability for admission into our shelter.

Our Animal Intake Evaluation takes into consideration the following factors:

the animal’s age

  •   kittens/puppies must be weaned and at least six (6) weeks of age

temperament/behavior

  • the animal should not appear overly fearful, anxious or display aggressive behavior
  • animals with a history of biting someone and/or attacking another animal  will not be accepted for admission to
  • the shelter
  • cats/kittens with litter box issues cannot be accepted into the shelter

health status

  • cats/kittens must be FIV/Feline Leukemia negative.
  • dogs must be heartworm negative.
  • all vaccinations must be current.
  • animals must be spayed/neutered
  • skin infections, flea infestations, and/or ear mites must be resolved before an animal can be accepted into the shelter
  • we may, at our discretion, refuse to accept an animal that has a medical condition that may prevent the animal from being adopted.

 

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