Caring for Licking County Animals & Their People for 52 years

AT THE LICKING COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY WE SAVE LIVES

Thank You for Choosing Rescue!

Congratulations on your decision to adopt a shelter dog or cat. Every year, millions of healthy & loving animals in the United States will be euthanized because of overpopulation. Your decision to adopt a shelter pet makes you part of the solution to this tragedy and sets an example for others. Be proud of your decision — we are!

How Does the Adoption Process Work?

  1. You can see our adoptable dogs at lchspets.org/available-dogs or adoptable cats at lchspets.com/available-cats.
  2. You can then fill out a Matching Questionnaire at lchspets.org/adoption-questionnaire/ to begin the adoption process. We are currently only accepting applications submitted online.
  3. We will process applications and make contact with those who submit the first 25 applications for any available pet. We’re unable to contact those who submit after those first applications are processed.
  • We do not do out-of-state adoptions.
  • Completion of the questionnaire does not guarantee you will be matched with the pet. It is a tool to guide our matching conversations.
  1. If you are selected as an approved adopter, we will schedule an appointment with you to visit the shelter. A maximum of only 2 people may come to any appointment time.
  2. We may require your new pet to meet any current pets you own prior to adoption and will schedule a meet & greet with you. You will need to bring your current pet’s immunization records with you to the meet & greet.

2019 By The Numbers

2023

Adoptions in 2019

2546

Spay/Neuter in 2019

11385

Volunteer hours in 2019

LIVE RELEASE RATE

97%
A typical rule of thumb is to determine whether a shelter saves more than 90% of its animals. That is its Live Release Rate. The annual Live Release Rate is calculated by dividing the total live outcomes (adoptions, outgoing transfers, and return to owner/guardian) by total outcomes (total live outcomes plus euthanasia not including owner/guardian requested ethanasia or died/lost in shelter/care). Today, many leaders are raising the bar and stating that the real No Kill Live Release Rate should be 95%.

Licking County Humane Society is a non-profit organization devoted to the humane treatment of animals.