This Year's Project: Pet Retention Program
The Siouxland Humane Society, established in 1889, is the only non-profit open admission full-service shelter in Siouxland dedicated to animal welfare. We are solely supported by donations, fundraising, and income from programs and services. Our mission is to provide programs and services that promote the humane treatment of animals in the Siouxland area. We are the only Siouxland area animal welfare organization that provides programs and services for the community to support the people and their pets in the area. Please support us, so we may continue to support the needs of those in our community.
Through our Surrender/Adoption Programs we provide shelter, food and veterinary care to thousands of pets each year – and no pet is ever turned away. We find forever homes for 100% of the adoptable pets, far exceeding the national average of 37%! Our Volunteer programs let people help in and out of the shelter. Offsite adoption events place pets into new homes via offsite business locations. Pet Therapy pairs volunteers and pets with local nursing homes/care facilities. Residents benefit physically, socially, and emotionally. Breed Rescue moves pets both in and out of the Shelter. Cruelty Investigative Services assist law enforcement with sheltering, investigation and prosecution of abuse/neglect cases. Our Emergency Sheltering, Veterinary Assistance, and Pet Food Bank programs, all help when people need assistance.
These, and our many other programs and services make a huge difference in the lives of the people and pets in Siouxland!
Current Project: Pet Retention Program
Many people think they have to surrender a beloved pet to a shelter, even though they don’t want to. Helping owners become aware of all the resource available to help them keep their beloved pet is something we believe is very vital not only for the pet but, also for the owners. We believe the best home for any pet is the home of someone who already loves them and can provide the necessary care.
So with a pet retention program and resources in place to help we want to help keep pets in their homes. The goal of a pet retention program is to provide support and peace of mind to pet owners who are experiencing difficulties. There is nothing more difficult than having to make a decision to pay the rent or provide care for the family pet. Too often, pets are surrendered due to finances. Problems might be a landlord who won’t allow the animal, a behavior or health issue, or just being able to afford pet food during a difficult time. Our project will provide resources to help.
The goal of this project is a simple one; to save the lives of pets by keeping them out of shelters, and with the families that love them. We achieve this through:
Pet Food & Supply Bank - Giving a bit of help when finances are tight.
Veterinary Care and Assistance - Unexpected emergency medical assistance.
Spay/ Neuter Assistance - Helping with the cost of getting a pet fixed.
Behavioral Assistance and/or Training - Obedience training makes a better family member.
Temporary Housing for pets - When people are temporarily displaced, short term housing for pets.
We want to help keep the people and pets in Siouxland together! Please help us help them and donate today!