Please carefully read the following admission policies:
- Forsyth Humane Society is partnering with Forsyth County Animal Control (FCAC) and we have assumed responsibility for sheltering animals at FCAC, including adoptions and intake. We are now an open admission shelter for Forsyth County, NC dogs and cats with intakes done at our University North location.
- We are asking that pet owners consider surrendering their pet as their very last resort. We cannot guarantee placement in our adoption program, and have limitations on space and resources which means euthanasia may be a real possibility for your pet.
- We are well on our way to our goal of increasing the save rate from 36% in 2017 to 90% by the year 2023, but cannot achieve it alone. Shelters are stressful environments for your pet. Pets may exhibit behaviors in a shelter they do not exhibit at home, which makes it harder for them to be adopted. Please make every effort to re-home your pet first.
Pets are members of the family. With millions of companion animals surrendered to shelters each year, and countless stray animals roaming our streets, giving up a pet is not an easy decision to make. If your situation gets to the point that you need to re-home your pet, there may be options for you to consider before relinquishing your pet to us.
Below is a list of resources to give your pet the best chance to find a new home or help issues that lead to needing to rehome. Please click on the grey links for useful information:
- Re-Home Your Pet Yourself
- Forsyth Humane Society is partnered with Rehome by Adopt-a-Pet.com to provide free community listings of pets looking for new homes. This partnership allows pet owners find new families for their pets without them having to enter a shelter. This is much better for the families and the pet.
- Is Your Animal a Specific Breed, or Mostly One Breed? Check out these resources:
- Get Help with Behavior Issues. Local trainers and behavioral info:
- Get Help with Financial issues:
- Other Local 501©3 Rescues:
We schedule animal surrender/intake appointments 2 weeks in advance. We do not guarantee placement in our adoption program. We have limitations on space and resources and we can only accept animals that are currently located in Forsyth County, NC. A staff member will contact you within 2 business days to discuss your application submission.