Cat/Kitten Intake Policies: HSMS will take if space is available and:

*YES- if over 8-9wks of age or >2 lbs. and eating on own. NO age over 6yrs.
*YES- if no health issues, no upper respiratory or mucus in eyes or nose
*YES- if no illnesses requiring permanent medications, (diabetes, seizures, thyroid, etc.)
*YES- if no major injuries (mgr. approval only)
*YES- if no hair loss of any kind
*NO- if feral or other aggressive behavior is observed (normal stress ok)
*YES- if declawed but are accepted (case by case) upon approval & available space
*YES- if negative for FELV/FIV & Panleukopenia test (in-house)
*YES- if kitty is handleable, friendly and adoptable

Dog/Puppy Intake Policies: HSMS will take if space is available and:

*YES- if over 6 wks of age or > 2 lbs and eating on own
*YES- if no health issues, no upper respiratory or mucus in eyes or nose
*YES- if younger than 6yrs of age or with approval
*YES- if no hair loss or with a negative skin scrape from a Vet
*YES- if no illnesses requiring permanent medications (diabetes, seizures, thyroid, etc)
*YES- if non-aggressive toward children, men & women, other animals
*YES- if negative Parvo test (in-house)
*YES- if negative Heartworm test (in-house) (exceptions)
*YES- if dog is handleable, friendly and adoptable

HSMS IS A “SELECTIVE INTAKE” FACILITY WHICH ALLOWS US TO NOT BECOME A “KILL SHELTER” BY NOT EUTHANIZING FOR SPACE. WE MAKE APPTS FROM OUR CALL LIST IN THE ORDER THEY ARE RECEIVED WHEN A CAGE BECOMES AVAILABLE. WE TAKE WALK-INS ONLY IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION OR IF THERE IS NO ONE SCHEDULED TO COME IN AT THAT TIME. THERE ALSO MUST BE MEDICAL STAFF AVAILABLE TO DO PROPER TESTING FOR COMMUNICABLE DISEASES BEFORE ANIMAL CAN BE ADMITTED. OCCASIONALLY WE TAKE FROM OTHER COUNTIES (OTHER THAN TOWNS & UNION) ONLY WHEN THE DESCRIPTION OF THE ANIMAL DOESN’T FIT ANY WAITING ON OUR LIST (SUCH AS COLOR, BREED, ETC.) AND WOULD BE EXTREMELY ADOPTABLE SO IT CAN BE MOVED OUT FAST. ALL INTAKES ARE APPROVED BY THE “ACTING” ANIMAL HEALTH COORDINATOR.