We offer animal surrender, shelter, adoption, and burial services.

 6. What if I have questions or problems after I adopt an animal from the Shelter?
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If the dog or cat you adopted is currently ill or injured and under treatment, you will receive an Animal Health Awareness Report (Form D-300). This information will provide you with a summary of the treatment your dog or cat has received during its kenneled stay in our animal shelter.
One free Wellness Exam is offered for pets adopted from the Greenwood County Animal Shelter by:
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Anyone interested in adopting can visit the shelter during normal business hours to look at the many prospective cats and dogs we have for adoption. In order to adopt, you must be at least 18 years old, provide proof of a current address, and have a current photo ID. Potential adopters interact with the animals they are interested in and complete an adoption application. Once a selection has been made, applicant meets with an adoption counselor. Can’t adopt right now? Every donation made to the Lakeland Animal Shelter helps save more animals. Please consider  your favorite animal.
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Photo provided by FlickrBroken Arrow’s animal shelter is seeking volunteers to help with adoptions of animals from the shelter, as well as, simple
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We’re thrilled that you’ve decided to adopt your new best friend from Humane Animal Rescue. As the largest and most comprehensive animal care shelters in the region, we take great pride in finding good homes for the companion animals in our care. Please take the time to review the information that follows. It will help you to make an informed decision for your household. After all, a pet can be your companion for up to 20 years. Click on the pictures to the left to see some of the animals we have for adoption. These pictures only represent a portion of the animals that are available. Some animals get adopted immediately and their photos never make it onto the site! We'd love to have this happen more often! Please come to the shelter to meet your perfect match today!Found a cat or a dog you are interested in, but it is not ready for adoption? You can always prepay the adoption fee. That means you will get first choice in adopting the animal if the owners do not claim their pet. If the animal is claimed by their owners a full refund or a gift certificate will be issued or you may donate the money to the shelter.

Our Sponsored Adoption Program has been a great success. Due to the generosity from the public we are able to adopt those hard to adopt animals. Please fill out the if you would like to make a donation. If you have a question about sponsoring an animal for adoption you can contact the Garland Animal Shelter at We encourage all members of the household to partake in the selection process. The chosen animal will have a more enriched life joining a family where all members appreciate it. If you want your current dog to meet one of our adoption dogs before you adopt a new family member, you may bring your dog to the shelter. This introduction will take place outside. If you bring your dog to meet one of our dogs, please note that dogs cannot go home uncrated in the same car. Please make arrangements to safely travel home with two dogs, prior to visiting the shelter, in the event the dog you are adopting will be leaving the same day. You will either need a crate for your car or to drive the dogs home separately. If the animal is already spayed/neutered, it may go home that day. If the animal still needs to be spayed or neutered, the new owner will pick up the animal, after surgery. The adopter may visit the animal at the shelter during normal visitor hours prior to the surgery. The animal remains property of BARCS until it is in the owners possession.Please bring a collar and leash for dogs and a carrier for cats andsmall animals. It's also a good idea to buy an engraved tag for cats anddogs with your name and number. You will need other pet supplies fromthe store of your choice,such as food and bedding. How much you spend isyour choice. For small animals, the initial cost can be high forspecial cages, lighting and food. Initial costs for cats and dogs can beas low as a leash or litter pan. All pets need to have a visit with thevet, where costs are variable. Many Veterinarians in Frederick Countygive a discount to new pets adopted from the shelter at the first visitand accept our voucher for the first rabies vaccine.