Why doesn’t the shelter adopt directly to individuals?
Space is very limited at our current location, and many times there will be several animals in the same cage or kennel. There is no separate area for prospective adopters to interact with individual animals. However, we have found success teaming with partner agencies who specialize in animal adoption.

We rely on our numerous rescue partners to decide which animals are going to make the best pets for people. Once they pull animals from our shelter, they quarantine them for at least two weeks to make sure they are healthy. Spay/neuter procedures will also take place while the animal is in care of the rescue, along with many other standard health tests for conditions such as heartworm or feline leukemia. By adopting out animals in this manner, we see less than 1% of animals return to the shelter.

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1. My dog is missing. What resources are available to find it?
2. How do I know if I live inside Springfield city limits?
3. Are there any clinics in the area that provide reduced prices for spay or neuter services?
4. How old must my cat or dog be before it can be spayed or neutered?
5. What do I do if I find a bat in my house?
6. How old must a cat or dog be to receive the rabies vaccine?
7. How often do I have to register my pit bull or pit bull mix?
8. There are feral cats in my neighborhood inside the Springfield city limits. Can you help?
9. Can a monkey be a service animal?
10. My neighbor has chickens in his backyard. What can Animal Control enforce on that situation?
11. There is a dog in a car with the windows rolled up, and it is very hot/cold outside. Whom should I call?
12. Why doesn’t the shelter adopt directly to individuals?
13. Who can bring an animal to the animal shelter?