Why does HSCC require appointments for surrendering and adopting animals?
Due to the fact that we are open limited hours each week, and must care for well over 100 animals each day, the only way to avoid utter chaos and frustration for both staff and visitors is to keep an appointment schedule. Likewise, we have limited space and resources and – because we are deeply committed to housing healthy and behaviorally sound animals for as long as it takes to find a home – effective resource management is key to our success. Occasionally, depending on the current pet population in our shelter, we may have to put you on a waiting list for surrendering your animal. This can be anywhere from days to weeks but we do our very best to accommodate the needs of our community while also maintaining a high standard of care for our facility’s population.