Notice about our Intake Facility University North:
Starting 10/25/2021, we will have limited hours at our University North Location at 5570 Sturmer Park Circle, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27105. A change of hours is needed in order to provide the best possible service to our community. The shelter will be open Monday through Saturday 2 pm until 6 pm. Our Country Club Location hours will remain the same. If you are looking for your lost pet prior to 2pm, we post our found animals at https://j.mp/3dwKZQ7 If you need assistance with a stray animal, please visit our location from 2pm – 6pm. If you have an emergency with a stray please call the non-emergency Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office communications line 336-727-2112Forsyth County Animal Services Statement about Services: If you need assistance with pet licensing or other administrative tasks, we will have staff available during the above hours. You are always welcome to contact us through email at email@example.com or by phone at 336-703-2480, option 1 from 10 am to 6 pm Tuesday through Saturday. Licensing and/or citation payments may also be placed in the secure drop box on the outside of the building. For issues or concerns regarding animals where a field officer may need to respond please call our 24/7 non-emergency number, 336-727-2112.Thank you for your understanding and patience. We look forward to serving you at either of our locations.
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 many millions of companion animals surrendered to animal shelters each year, and countless stray animals roaming our streets, giving up a companion animal is not a decision to be taken lightly. If circumstances arise that prohibit you from caring for your pet, there may be options for you to consider before relinquishing your pet.
Below is a list of resources to give your pet the best chance to find a new home or address and fix current issues. Please click on the grey links for useful information:
- Re-Home Your Pet Yourself
- 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:
- AARF- (336) 768-7387
- Stepping Stones Canine Rescuefirstname.lastname@example.org
- SPCA of the Triad (336)-375-3222
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.