Lost and Found
One of the services the Humane Society offers Jefferson County residents is to help reunite pets with their lost owners. If you find or lose a pet, please contact us online, or call us at 785-945-6600. Get your pet spayed or neutered to prevent it from straying. The vast majority of stray dogs the Humane Society shelter takes in are intact animals who were out "looking for love". Not only will spaying/neutering help keep your pet at home where he or she belongs, it will prevent dozens of unwanted puppies and kittens from being produced.
Our Online Lost and Found Services
It happens every day: lost dogs and cats are brought to animal shelters all across the nation. Too often the animals are not wearing tags and have no microchip. Without identification, how do we find the owners? Each year across the country, seven million cats and dogs are lost, and only 16 percent of dogs and 2 percent of cats find their way home again from shelters.
The most effective way to help your pet go home again should it become lost is to have him/her microchipped. The process is quick, simple, and safe for the animal.
All animals adopted from the Jefferson County Humane Society have received a microchip. We encourage you to microchip your pets. For only $10 (per animal) we'd be happy to provide this service for your special companion. To obtain a microchip come to the shelter during open hours with your pet.
Seniors for seniors
Tell your family members! Tell everyone! Our brand new Seniors for Seniors program began as a way to get some of our older cats out of the shelter. These guys want windows to perch in and laps to snuggle on!! They deserve to live out the rest of their lives with a loving, safe forever home.
Benefits of adopting an older cat:*
1. They are mellower than kittens. They are also more appreciative of being adopted.
2. What you see is what you get. They are grown and their personalities are fully developed.
3. They aren’t troublemakers. Kittens are more daring than cats, so they get into more trouble. They will eat things they shouldn’t, such as electrical cords or papers. Kittens also tend to fall from high places more often than cats, and they’re more likely to get injured.
4. You don’t have to train them. Cats spend a good portion of their lives grooming themselves. Kittens are just developing this skill, and they tend to miss the litter box more often than older cats.
5. They’re better to have around children. Most kids get excited when they spot cats. They’re often loud and they tend to rush up to them. A cat knows to get out of the way, whereas a curious kitten can get harmed.
*paraphrased from an article by Michelle C. Hollow athttp://www.thedailycat.com/blog/adopting_older_cat/index.html
Jefferson County Humane Society ~ 15295 K-4 Highway ~ Valley Falls, KS 66088 ~ 785-945-6600 ~ email@example.com