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Thank You for considering adoption from the

Humane Society of Richland County!

 
   
   The dogs that we have here at our shelter have come from abused, abandoned, or neglected cases that our Humane Agents have pulled from situations. Some of them were born here or arrived as puppies so they have never experienced life in a loving home. Please understand that many of them will require patience due to their own unique circumstances. The staff is not able to be at the shelter 24/7, so they may not be housebroken or may have behavioral issues due to the long hours they spend in a cage.


     The cats at the shelter have come in either stray, lost, or by owner surrender.  We are a no-kill shelter here at the Humane Society of Richland County.  Due to limited space at our shelter, we only take in cats by appointment so that we can ensure that we have adequate space and resources to care for them as best as possible.  We currently have a waiting list for citizens of Richland County that need to surrender cats.  


Please practice patience, love, and understanding with any shelter animal you adopt. 

10 Commandments for Pet Ownership

  1. My life is likely to last 10-20 years. Any separation from you will be painful.
  2. Give me time to understand what you want from me.
  3. Place your trust in me- it is critical for my well being.
  4. Don’t be angry with for long and don’t lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, and your entertainment. I have only you.
  5. Talk to me. Even if I don’t understand your words, I understand your voice.
  6. Be aware that however you treat me, I’ll never forget it.
  7. Before you hit me, remember that I have teeth that I could easily use against you, but I choose not to.
  8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself whether something might be bothering me. Perhaps I’m not getting the right food or I’m scared, I’ve been out in the sun for too long, or my heart might be getting old and weak.
  9. Take care of me when I get old- you too will grow old.
  10. Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say, “I cant bear to watch it” or “Let it happen in my absence.” Everything is easier for if you are there. Remember, I will always love you.

Animals Available for Adoption

Cats                                                Dogs 

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Pet of the Week

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Slate  

Intake Date: 4/24/18
Neutered Male
Approx 3 years old
FIV POSITIVE

Slate was found wandering around with some neighborhood cats- he was already fixed so we think that he had a home at one point. He is super affectionate and loves to chit chat! He enjoys long naps on comfy beds and his favorite time is cuddle time! This guy wont let you down- take a chance on him!

FIV +
(Cats who are infected with feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) may not show symptoms until years after the initial infection occurred. Although the virus is slow-acting, a cat’s immune system is severely weakened once the disease takes hold. This makes the cat susceptible to various secondary infections. Infected cats who receive supportive medical care and are kept in a stress-free, indoor environment can live relatively comfortable lives for months to years before the disease reaches its chronic stages.)