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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 aspca.org, “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 pethelp@leecountyhumane.org 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, https://www.leecountyhumane.org/after-adoption, 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.org, and visit the Rehoming Your Pet page. This page is full of resources, including websites and tools, to rehome your pet without having to place your cat or dog in the shelter environment. There are many media platforms, such as Facebook pages, that you can use to post your dog or cat in order to find a forever home for your pet. Placing your animal in an animal shelter or animal control facility can be an extremely stressful experience on your pet and it is important to do your best to avoid putting your animal in such a position.



Surrendering Your Pet to LCHS


We are currently working on an appointment only basis. If you have attempted to take care of the issue causing it to be difficult to care for your animal, for example seeking a professional trainers help for behavioral issues, and have also put effort into rehoming the pet on your own, please call our front desk at 334-821-3222 or email lchs1140@leecountyhumane.org to look into setting up an appointment. For your appointment, you will be required to bring veterinarian records, fill out a pet information form, and lastly, bring proof of residency.