FAQ

If you have a question that isn’t addressed on this page, please email us – seminolehumanesociety@petlover.com.

What is your adoption process?
Once you have contacted us about the animal you’re interested in, we typically set up a time to talk to you about the wonderful dog or cat you want to adopt. After that, we will send you an adoption application to fill out and return. We will review your application and check veterinary references. If necessary, we’ll contact you again for further information. Depending on the nature of the adoption, your location, and the animal’s location this can take anywhere from 30 minutes to a few days.

Our goal is not to make the adoption process difficult, but rather to make sure that you are the best fit for the animal and that the animal is the best fit for you. These animals need to have a stable environment and moving them from home to home can negatively affect their health and behavior.

Do you adopt to people who live out of state?
Because we are such a small organization, out of state adoptions are very difficult for us so we tend to adopt locally. That being said, we will make decisions on out of state adoptions on a case by case basis.

What if several people are interested in adopting the same animal?
Having a lot of interest in our animals makes us happy! Unfortunately there are times when more than one family is interested in the same animal. In these instances, we don’t operate on a “first come, first served” basis. We carefully screen each applicant and decide which home is best for the cat or dog. This can be quite disappointing for the parties that don’t get to adopt the animal, but we encourage everyone to remember that we have the animal’s best interest at heart.

What can I do to help the Humane Society?
We are always in need of reliable foster homes. Foster homes care for animals while they are awaiting their forever homes. These homes integrate the dog(s) or cat(s) onto their existing family. By doing this, not only is the foster family allowing us to help more animals, but they are helping the animal become accustomed to family life so they’ll be super-adoptable when the time comes!

Donations are another way to help. We use most of the funds we receive to spay/neuter, vaccinate, and rehabilitate the animals that come into our system. And because there are always stray and abandoned animals who need our help, we’re always going to need donations.

I’ve found a stray animal. What do I do?
We do not have a facility so we can’t take in or keep stray animals so the first thing you should do is call the Seminole Animal Shelter (405-382-5913) and ask that the animal be picked up. You can help try to locate the owner by running an ad in the newspaper – it’s free for 3 days. We work closely with the shelter to insure that we are able to virtually remain a “no kill” facility.

I can no longer care for my pet. What should I do?
Try talking to friends, family, and co-workers to see if they know of anyone who would be able to offer your four-legged family member a new home. To help with that process, you might create a flyer and leave it with the local vet clinics and at the animal shelter. You could also place an ad in the local and OKC newspaper.