Why do I need to have my dog spayed or neutered?

Spaying (female) and neutering (male) dogs and cats helps to control the pet overpopulation problem in our area. Also, it can help to reduce your pet’s risk of developing reproductive cancer. Lastly, it may help lower the desire for your pet to roam.


What are heartworms?

Heartworms are a long spaghetti-like worm that reproduces in your dog or cat’s heart.  One mosquito bite can infect your pet. Yes, it can be treated. It will cost you some money.  If not treated, it can be fatal.


If my dog/cat lives outside, do I still need flea preventative?

Yes.  Fleas can affect the quality of life your pet has.  Fleas cause severe scratching which can lead to skin irritations.  Fleas can be so severe that they can cause the dog to become sick from anemia.  If fleas find your pet, they will find you and your home.  Flea collars do NOT work.  If anything, they can cause skin irritation around the neck.


When is Adopt-A-Pet open?

Monday - Thursday 10am to 5:30pm

Friday - Saturday 10am to 4:00pm


Why won’t the animal shelter take in a dog or cat that I do not want?

We will take in dogs/cats, kittens/puppies IF we have room. Because the pet overpopulation problem in our area is so bad, we do not always have room for people who want to give up their pet. We work hard to get homeless pets adopted.  We only have so much room to take in animals in need.


How can I help?

We always need volunteers.  We have many jobs for volunteers to complete.  Yes, there is a great need to play and socialize the animals.  Please do not forget, an animal shelter needs more than that.  We can use donations of our specific cleaning supplies, non-scoopable cat litter, Clorox, paper towels, laundry detergent, dishwasher soap, and money. We need volunteers for special events like Dine with Your Dog held in October. Report animal abuse to animal control and the police department!