About Us

Adopting A Friend

Adopting a pet though us is a pretty rewarding and an easy process!

Once you find the pet that you have been looking for, then you fill out an adoption application (either online on our website, www.adoptourstrays.com, or in person here at the shelter).  Once an application is approved, we then send the pet home.  If the pet still needs to be fixed, we set up an appointment with you to bring the animal back to our shelter for the surgery.

Our adoption fees: 










Adoption Fees Include the following:


Appropriate Vaccinations

Deworming Treatment and Flea Preventative

FeLV and FIV Testing

Heartworm Testing

1 Year Rabies Vaccination


Medications if needed


*Puppies & Kittens 6 months or less

Cost may be more or less depending on individual situation of animal (major surgeries, etc.)

Who We Are

How are we funded?

We are a 501c3 non-profit organization. Our only funding is from public donations, private fundraisers, and grants when possible.  Generous donations from animal lovers like you are the only way we can continue to save the lives of abused, abandoned or neglected animals in Richland County.


What we DON’T receive...

-We DON’T receive tax dollars from any federal, state, or local entity.

-We DON’T receive any money from dog licenses- all profits go to the Dog Warden

-We DON’T receive monthly support form the Humane Society of the United States.  We are not associated with them and are not a subsidiary.  Your donations to them are not passed onto us.


How can the community help?

We accept cash, credit, and check donations.  We have a list of things that the shelter always needs (such as bleach, floor cleaner, dog and cat food).  We are registered with the Kroger Community Rewards Program.  We always are accepting new volunteers to help out at the shelter and events!


Sign up for a recurring monthly donation!

-Go to www.adoptourstrays.com and click on the link ‘RECURRING DONATION’.  You can use PayPal to donate to us monthly!

Contact Humane Society of Richland County


Available Animals

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