The HSOTC has the designation of a limited intake/no-kill shelter where animals are only euthanized if they are too sick to be treated or too aggressive to be suitable for adoption. The no-kill shelter desgnation rejects euthaniasia as a means of population control and instead works toward reducing the number of anima'ls born through increased spay and neuter programs including low-cost/free help for low income people. In addition, the HSOTC plays a key role in helping homeless companion animals find responsible, lifelong homes. However, since the HSOTC is limited in the number of animals that can be accepted, we employ waiting lists of owners wishing to surrender their pets for adoption and an active foster care program.
The HSOTC is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization established December 12, 1947. In 1997, the shelter acquired its current facility in Jamestown where for our canine residents there are 38 cages with four for intake and isolation and 34 cages, with 10 additional cages for intake and six for isolation that house our feline population. Our average occupancy level for dogs is 25 or less and for cats 25.
We have nine employees; all the other individuals who help at the shelter are volunteers. We work at the shelter because we respect life and care about the welfare of animals.
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