Pet Rehoming Options

At the Lee County Humane Society, our primary goal is to find safe and loving homes for the cats and dogs in Auburn and Opelika. According to, “Each year, approximately 6.5 million companion animals arrive at one of the community animal shelters nationwide.” A majority of these animals enter the building as either strays, animals rescued from cruelty cases, or animals surrendered by their owners.

Owner Surrenders

It is understandable that in some cases, situations will arise that make it extremely difficult for you to take care of your pet. Whether the problem is financial, behavioral, or otherwise, the staff at LCHS wants to do everything we can to work with you to find a home for your animal.

Addressing the Issue

Why are you needing to surrender your pet? If it is due to behavioral problems… let us try to help you! Is your dog peeing in the house? Your cat scratching up the furniture? Your new puppy won’t stop chewing your shoes? Email to get advice from experienced volunteers on how to address these specific concerns. You many also call our front desk staff to discuss the issue and see what training options are out there! Our official website also has an Adopter Resources page,, which includes many effective tips and tricks on solving common behavioral issues!

Alternative Options

Prior to making the decision to surrender your pet to an animal shelter, please visit our official website, leecountyhumane.