Bartholomew County Humane Society
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4415 E 200 S, Columbus, Indiana 47201
(812) 372-6063

Dogs - $120

Cats - $110

Application Fee - $20

Information and Process
Anyone wishing to adopt an animal is welcome to visit the shelter to see the animals in person.

Photos and descriptions of available pets are available on petfinder

Adopting a pet through the humane society is a simple procedure that begins by having prospective adopters complete an Adoption Application.  

The application collects information about the following:
  • Certain factors about the adopter’s current lifestyle
  • Number and types of other pets in the home
  • Children
  • Where the pet would be kept
  • Previous pet experience

Our staff will review this information with you to help you make the best choice about the pet you wish to adopt*.  Fees for adoption are $120 for dogs, and $110 for cats, including a non-refundable $20 application fee due at the time of application.  The remainder of the fee is paid when the pet is picked up.

*The humane society reserves the right to determine the most suitable home for all animals at the shelter.
DQ (left) and  Richard (right)
Why the fee?
Before a new pet can go home with its new family, there are several services we perform.
Your adoption fee helps pay for:

  • Spay/Neuter Surgery
  • Mandatory Vaccinations
  • Dogs: Heartworm Test
  • Cats: Feleuk/FIV Test
  • Embedded Microchip Tag
  • Worming and Flea Treatment

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Our Adopted Pets
Pictures and information about adopted pets will be posted here.
Check back for more pets as they leave our shelter with their new families.
After a pet is adopted, a picture of the pet and a short description or story will be added.
This will help people see our "graduated" friends.