Why we charge an adoption fee

The Humane Society of Charles County (HSCC) is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that relies completely on private donations and its own fundraising abilities to operate. We do not receive any federal, state or government funding or any funds from any national animal welfare organizations to operate.

What does your adoption fee cover:

The fees collected from the adoption of each animal help to offset some of the costs involved in providing care for the animals and preparing an animal for placement into a new home.

A general examination by intake staff.

Canine or feline distemper combination vaccination and Bordetella (canines only)
Age-appropriate canine and feline rabies vaccination
Deworming medication
Flea/tick treatment (if needed)
Canine heartworm test or feline leukemia test (if age appropriate and meets testing guidelines)
Microchip implant
A coupon for a free healthy pet visit at participating local veterinarians (coupon provided in adoption packet)
Small animal Adoption Fee includes:
-General examination by intake staff/ Clinic veterinarian



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