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1. Can I surrender my pet to the Sabine Humane Society?

The Sabine Humane Society is an "open door" facility and will never turn away an animal in need. For more information on surrendering a pet, please go to this page.

2. Can I bring a stray animal that I found to the Sabine Humane Society?

The Sabine Humane Society accepts both stray and owned animals.

3. I live outside Sabine Parish. Can I still turn an animal in to the Sabine Humane Society?

We will take animals from outside of Sabine Parish, but require that all non-residents pay a drop off fee.

Out of Parish Drop Off Fees
Adult Animal (over 6 months) - $25.00
Juvinile Animal (under 6 months) - $10.00

4. Does the Sabine Humane Society euthanize animals?

Because the Sabine Humane Society is an "open door" facility, we sometimes have to euthanize animals for medical, behavioral or space reasons. When we have to euthanize an animal for space reasons, we do so on a first in, first out basis to make sure each animal has an equal chance at being adopted. We work very hard to make sure each animal has a chance and work with local and national rescue groups to help place animals in "forever homes". As a result, our euthanasia rates are lower than the national average.

5. How long does the Sabine Humane Society hold an animal?

We do not have a set period of time that we hold an animal. In the past we have been able to keep animals for multiple months until they find a loving forever home. For stray animals bearing identification, we hold them for the state mandated 6 days to allow their owners time to pick them up. We typically hold unidentified strays for three days before making them available for adoption.

6. How much is does it cost to adopt a pet from the Sabine Humane Society, and what does it include?

The adoption fee for dogs is $80, which includes the cost of the spay or neuter surgery, rabies vaccination, microchipping, and basic vaccination and deworming.

The adoption fee for cats is $50, which includes the cost of a spay or neuter surgery, rabies vaccination, microchipping, and basic vaccination and deworming.

The adoption fee for horses is $250, which includes the cost of a Coggins test, vaccination and microchipping.

The adoption fee for donkeys and mules is $75, which includes the cost of a Coggins test, vaccination and microchipping.

7. Does the Sabine Humane Society adopt to people who live out of town or out of state?

We are happy to adopt to people living out of town or out of state. The Sabine Humane Society wants to place each animal into a loving forever home regardless of where it is located. Horses do require a health certificate from a veterinarian in order to cross state lines, so we do require that the adopter pay the cost of that when adopting a horse from out of state. Additionally, there may be a delay when adopting a horse from out of state because we require a home inspection or vet reference for all horse adoptions.

8. Do I have to have a fenced yard to adopt a pet?

For dogs we strongly prefer a fenced in yard. However, requiring a fenced in yard is taken on a case by case basis depending on the dog and the potential adopter.

We do require a fenced in area as well as an appropriate shelter in order to adopt a horse or donkey. We do not allow horses or donkeys adopted from the Sabine Humane Society to go to homes where they will live on a tie out.

9. What are the requirements to adopt a pet from the Sabine Humane Society?

For cats and dogs we require that any animals you currently own be up to date on their vaccinations and heartworm preventative. We do check vet references.

Heartworm positive dogs must be treated at the expense of the adopter.

For horses we require either a veterinary reference or a site inspection.

10. There is a stray animal around my home. Can the Sabine Humane Society come pick it up?

The Sabine Humane Society is an animal shelter only and does not employ any animal control officers. The City of Many employs an animal control officer that is authorized to pick up stray animals within Many city limits. If you live within Many city limits you may call the Sabine Humane Society to have Many Animal Control come pick up the animal. However, if you live outside the city of Many you will need to call the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Department or your local police department to come get the animal.

11. I need assistance in getting my dog or cat spayed/neutered. Can the Sabine Humane Society help?

At this time we offer ten vouchers per month for public spay/neuter surgeries. Please visit this page for more information on our Spay/Neuter Assistance Program.

12. I’ve witnessed what I believe to be animal neglect or abuse. Where can I report it?

You may call the Sabine Humane Society at 318-256-2275 to report possible neglect or abuse. You can also make a report in person at the shelter or use this form to report it online.

13. I am interested in volunteering for the Sabine Humane Society. Who do I talk to?

If you are interested in volunteering for the Sabine Humane Society please contact us at 318-256-2275 or come by the shelter in person. You can visit this page for more details about our current volunteering needs. We are always eager to accomidate volunteers!