WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A HUMANE SOCIETY AND AN ANIMAL CONTROL AGENCY?
Humane societies were created by concerned individuals to protect animals from people. Animal control agencies, on the other hand, were created by governments to protect people from animals.
Animal control agencies are funded by taxes from local government. Humane societies depend upon the donations from individuals and businesses in the community.
Although both organizations have some of the same programs, animal controls are generally responsible for picking up strays and enforcing local animal codes. Humane societies are concerned in adopting homeless animals, rescuing animal, investigating animal cruelty, preventing the overpopulation of animals, and educating the public about humane treatment of animals.
IF I BECOME A MEMBER, WHAT IS EXPECTED OF ME?
All members of the organization are encouraged to actively participate in the organization’s activities but the amount of involvement will be left to each member. Opportunities include volunteering, assisting with fundraisers, and spreading the word about the amazing things HSLC does for the community.
WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP THE STRAY AND HOMELESS ANIMALS IN LOGAN COUNTY?
The best way to help stray and homeless animals in Logan County is to join and become actively involved in the Humane Society of Logan County.
HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER OF THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF LOGAN COUNTY?
To become a member, you must complete a membership form and pay the appropriate membership dues.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I FIND A STRAY HOMELESS ANIMAL?
If you do not want to keep the animal, call or take it to Logan County Animal Control. Remember that if you keep the animal for three days, Animal Control may require you to pay a $50 fee to take the animal. The Humane Society of Logan County cannot by law accept stray animals.
WHEN WAS THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF LOGAN COUNTY ESTABLISHED?
On April 14, 2006 the Humane Society of Logan County was chartered as a not-for-profit (501c3) organization. HSLC has a membership of over 200 individuals. All of these individuals support the organization financially and many volunteer as personal schedules allow. In 2011, through a generous donation of land, we were able to move into our current physical location.
IS THE HUMANE SOCIETY ASSOCIATED WITH ANY NATIONAL ORGANIZATION?
The HSLC does not belong to any national organizations so 100% of all donations and fund raisers are used for animals of Logan County.
HOW IS THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF LOGAN COUNTY GOVERNED?
The Humane Society of Logan County is governed by its Board of Directors.
The officers of the organization are President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary. The Board meets once a month. All Board meetings are conducted using Robert’s Rules of Order.
Members of the Humane Society of Logan county may request to be placed on the agenda to address the Board regarding any concerns or questions.
HOW IS THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF LOGAN COUNTY FUNDED?
The Humane Society of Logan county does not receive federal, state, or local tax dollars. In addition to nominal annual membership dues and fund-raising activities, the HSLC relies heavily on donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations who also have a commitment to animal welfare.
DOES THE HUMANE SOCIETY ACCEPT OWNER-SURRENDERED ANIMALS?
Does the Humane Society accept owner-surrendered animals?
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ADOPT A PET?
It depends on the animal's age.
You can go to our adopt a pet page to find out more about the cost of each animal.
IS HSLC A NO-KILL ORGANIZATION?
HSLC is a no-kill shelter, but reserves the right to euthanize animals in extreme situations. To constitute a no-kill shelter, the shelter does not euthanize for time or space constraints. Humane euthanasia is used as a last resort in instances when an animal is deemed too ill or too dangerous for rehabilitation and that such action is the most humane treatment. These decisions will never be made lightly or before going to extensive lengths to rehabilitate or transfer the animal to a more appropriate facility.
ARE DONATIONS TO THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF LOGAN COUNTY TAX DEDUCTIBLE?
Are donations to the Humane Society of Logan County tax deductible?
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I HAVE AN ANIMAL THAT NEEDS TO BE SPAY/NEUTERED OR MEDICAL CARE BUT I CANNOT AFFORD TO PAY?
Call the Humane Society of Logan County at 217-737-4042. We have a special fund established for helping with medical care of animals for those who cannot afford it. We also have other resources available for reduced cost of certain medical care for animals. For spay/neuter please visit our APL Transport page to learn more about this low-cost option.