Adopting A Friend
Thank you for considering adopting a rescue animal. By adopting a shelter pet you are saving the lives of two animals, the one you adopt and the one who takes his or her place at the shelter.
STEP ONE: FIND THE RIGHT DOG OR CAT
Browse our animals online and come to our shelter to meet them in person. We want to help you find the perfect match!
STEP TWO: FILL OUT AN APPLICATION
When you complete the application please be honest about your history and your household. It’s important for the health and safety of both the animal and your family. Adopters must be at least 18 years old to adopt a cat or dog. Adopters who rent their home must have landlord approval in order to adopt. An application can be downloaded on our website at www.clintoniowahumanesociety.org/how-to-adopt
Once your application is reviewed and approved we ask that you pay the non-refundable adoption fee for your pet.
Your pet will need to be spayed or neutered before being released to you. We are connected to several low cost clinics that we will set you up with. Many pets are already spayed or neutered and will be ready to go home with the approved application and fee.
Make sure your new pet fits in well with your family and lifestyle.
STEP FOUR: CONGRATULATIONS! YOU ARE THE NEW MOM OR DAD TO A FUR-BABY!
Who We Are
The Clinton Humane Society is a Non-Profit animal shelter that is supported by donations from the community, fundraising, grants, and membership dues. We have one mission – to support and care for homeless and suffering animals. The shelter believes in advancing humane education, preventing animal cruelty and giving a voice to animals who cannot speak out and ask for help themselves.
The Clinton Humane Society was founded in 1941 when a group of citizens gathered around a dog that had been hit by a car. One of them was able to convince the police officer at the scene to allow him to take the dog to a vet to be treated, as opposed to the officer shooting the injured dog. After some recovery time, the dog healed and was adopted by a loving family. With this, the Clinton Humane Society was born.
Over time, the Clinton Humane Society as grown from a group of citizens, to a private non-profit organization supported partially by tax-deductible donations. We also rely on various grants, memberships, boarding contracts with the cities we work with, and our fund raising events. With these funds we are able to provide and protect abandoned, abused, neglected and unwanted animals. We also promote animal welfare through various services that mutually benefit both animals and owners. As we have grown, so has our need for volunteers. With our volunteers, our animals become better socialized, which leads to increased adoptions. We also need volunteers to help with our fundraising efforts, and to be a positive advocate for the Clinton Humane Society.
Come Visit Us
Clinton Humane Society
1473 Main Ave Clinton, IA 52732
Tel: (563) 242-2457
Monday: 10:30AM to 4:00PM
Tuesday: 10:30AM to 4:00PM
Wednesday: Noon to 5:30PM
Thursday: 10:30AM to 4:00PM
Friday: 10:30AM to 4:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM to Noon
Contact Clinton Humane Society