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MISSION STATEMENT: The Jessamine Humane Society is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to the protection of all animals from cruelty and exploitation and to the elimination of pet overpopulation. Working to insure the well-being of all animals, the JHS is committed to educating the public about responsible pet ownership, advocating the humane treatment of all animals, and inspiring compassion toward every living creature.
ADOPTION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES: The Jessamine Humane Society strives to insure successful adoptions through its policies and procedures. Adding a pet to a family is a decision that should be made responsibly and with forethought—we consider this to be a lifetime decision for the animal. Our staff is knowledgeable and available to assist anyone wishing to adopt a pet. To help in the decision-making process, a preliminary form is required for anyone wishing to adopt a pet. This gives useful information to the Adoption Committee which reviews the forms as soon as possible after completion. The JHS does not approve applications on a first-come basis; rather, all applications for each pet are reviewed and the best home for the animal is chosen. The decision is made taking all factors into consideration regarding the special needs of each particular pet. We are interested in securing permanent, loving homes for all adoptable pets and take this decision very seriously with each animal’s best interests at heart.
Upon approval of a preliminary form, the adopting person/family is notified and returns to sign an adoption contract and pay the adoption fee which includes: For dogs: Spaying/neutering, initial deworming, the first in a series of shots (DHLPP), and rabies vaccination. A heartworm test can also be performed for an additional cost of $25 at the request of the adopting family. For cats: Spaying/neutering, initial deworming, the first in a series of Shots (FVRCCP), and rabies vaccination. A combo-test for FELUK/FIV will be performed prior to the vet appointment and is included in the adoption fee.
The adoption contract is an agreement to fulfill specified conditions and requirements to insure a happy, healthy pet. This is the family’s promise to provide for the needs of the pet or to return it to JHS should circumstances lead to inability to care for the animal’s physical and/or emotional needs.
A vet appointment is then made for the pet. No dog or cat leaves the Humane Society without being spayed/neutered and vet checked. Additional vaccinations and preventative care are the responsibility of the adopting family.
Jessamine Humane Society