Where does the Humane Society get its funding?
The Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society has a contract with the City of Columbus and Lowndes County to provide Animal Care for unwanted or stray animals from the city. We are dependent for the remainder upon fund-raising events, individual donations, donations in kind, and fees and fines.

Where do all the animals come from?
Some pets are surrendered by their owners, and some are strays picked up by city and county law enforcement.

Is there a time limit for animals up for adoption?
As long as the animals are healthy and have good temperament and we have space available, they will remain at the shelter until adopted.

What do people need to do if they want to adopt an animal?
Persons interested in adopting a shelter animal are required to fill out a "Pre-Adoption Questionnaire." We want adoptive pet owners to be made aware of the responsibility of owning a pet. Submitting an application for adoption does not necessarily guarantee approval.

How much is it to adopt a dog or cat?
Dogs and puppies are $65
This fee includes a vaccination, worming, bordetella treatment, spaying/neutering of pet and microchip.
Cats and kittens are  $50
This fee includes a vaccination, worming, bordetella treatment, and spaying/neutering of pet.

Does the Humane Society receive purebred dogs and cats?
Yes, up to ten percent of the animals we receive are purebred.

What happens to the animals that aren't adopted?
Unfortunately, we have to euthanize animals due to lack of space to house them, health reasons, or temperament problems. In 2009 we euthanized 2,438 animals. If people had their pets spayed and neutered, the number of unwanted / homeless pets would be greatly reduced.