Surrendering an Animal Frequently Asked Questions
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I can’t keep my pet anymore, where can I get help?,
There are two shelters in Livingston County. One is owned and operated by the Humane Society the other is owned and operated by Livingston County. There is no connection between the two shelters. Either organization may be able to help you, but please call before bringing your animal in!
The Humane Society of Livingston County’s number is (517) 552-8050. Please be aware that they do not open until noon on weekdays and weekends.
You can reach us (517) 546-2154. We only accept animals from within Livingston County.
Whatever you do, please don’t wait until the last minute to place a pet. It takes time to arrange for space, so plan ahead. Local pet rescue groups may be able to help you. Please call the shelter for their contact information.
Can I bring my pet to the shelter? ,
Yes – if you live in Livingston County. Please call us before bringing your animal in! Space may be limited and we have limitations on the types of pets that we can take.
After you’ve talked to us and you bring your pet in to surrender it, please bring all medical records that you have for your pet AND print and complete our online pet profile. This helps us know more about your pet, and assists us as we find them a forever home. It is best to fill out the profile before you come in. We understand that saying goodbye to your pet can be a very emotional experience, so please take the time to fill out the profile in the comfort of your own home.
What type of pets do you accept?,
We accept dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, reptiles, guinea pigs, and hamsters. However, we do not always have special cages and food available for animals other than dogs and cats. Please call first. We do not accept wildlife or livestock at our shelter.
I don’t live in Livingston County, will you take my pet?,
No. We are funded with tax dollars from Livingston County and as a result we can’t take pets from other counties.