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Adoption Application

Adoption Terms: 

1. I understand that the animal is being transferred to me. I am taking possession of the animal to care for and be responsible for as my own pet.

2. I will provide proper and sufficient food, water, shelter, and kind treatment for my animal at all times. I will do my best to ensure the animal’s safety and well being.

3. I will NOT USE this animal for any purpose other than companionship. I will NOT allow the animal to used for purposes of fighting or experimentation.

4. I agree that I will NOT SELL or GIVE the animal to a second party for ANY reason. If for any reason I am unable to care for this pet I WILL RETURN it back to Sabine Animal Shelter.

5. I understand that if the animal is 6 months or older it MUST be SPAYED/NEUTERED WITHIN 30 DAYS of adoption. I am to make an appointment with my veterinarian to have my animal spayed/neutered within 10 days of adoption. If my animal is under 6 months of age, I understand that it is my responsibility to make an appointment with my veterinarian to have my animal spayed/neutered by the time the animal is 6 month of age.

6. I understand that I am financially responsible for the veterinary care of this animal. I will ensure that preventative care such as heartworm preventive, flea/tick control, vaccinations, etc. are provided.

7. I will provide and maintain proper restraint to ensure my pet does not become a public nuisance. I will also abide by the State Law RS.3:2771 stating “Dogs not to run at large.”. I understand that I am responsible for any damages or claims made against my animal.

8. I agree to provide the animal with a collar with a current rabies tag to be worn at all times. Free collars and nameplates for identification can be obtained at Family

9. I affirm that neither I nor any member of my household has been convicted of an animal welfare law violation.

10. Sabine Animal Shelter may make inquiry(s) about and enforce any of the above conditions and requirements at any time. This may include visits to my home and contact my veterinarian I understand that failure to comply with any of the above provisions will result in forfeiture of the animal to Sabine Human Society, Inc.

11. Sabine Animal Shelter adoption fee covers the cost of the animal’s spay/neuter and rabies vaccination ONLY. All other expenses are the responsibility of the adopter. If the animal is being spayed/neutered at a non-partner veterinarian, Sabine Animal Shelter will cover up to what our veterinarians charge for the spay/neuter surgery and rabies vaccination. Any difference, if any, must be paid by the adopter if the adopter chooses to use a non-partner veterinarian.

Adoption Fees

Dogs $80.00

Cats $50.00

Horses $250.00


Cat and Dog fees include the cost of a spay/neuter and a rabies vaccination.