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- Educational Program
- Raising Awareness Program
- Community Services
Rescued and abandoned animals received at HCAW are being placed for adoption. Your decision to adopt a pet means that you’ll add a loving member to your family and enrich your life and you’ll give it a second chance at finding a safe and loving home and you will not add to the nation’s pet overpopulation problem.
Adopt your child's companion. A child's bond with a companion animal builds social competency, social sensitivity, interpersonal trust, and empathy (all necessary qualities to building emotional intelligence and compassion).
Never buy an animal from a pet shop or a breeder. Adopt your companion animals from shelters. Pet shops buy from puppy mills and breeders who contribute to the population crisis and whose over-bred animals are often very unhealthy. However, if you decide to buy your pet you have to check if you're taking your pet from a quality source. The following are some questions to help you make a decision:
- Is the puppy born and raised in a clean environment?
- Are the puppy’s parents on the premises and available for viewing?
- How many dogs and puppies does the breeder have?
- Have the puppies received vaccinations, worming and a veterinary health exam?
- Is the breeder knowledgeable about the breed’s possible genetic disorders?
- How old is the dog’s mother and how often does the breeder breed her?
- Does the breeder provide high-quality puppy food to the mother and puppies?
- Does the breeder sell mixed-breed puppies?
- Does the breeder require you to have the puppy spayed or neutered?
- What kind of “papers” does the dog have?
- Will the breeder take the puppy back if there’s a problem?
Since staff of HCAW devote their lives to taking care of animals & finding them happy new homes, we follow strict adoption criteria. Please read it before you decide to adopt.
Wondering why payment is required while adopting and not buying? HCAW doesn't sell pets; therefore adoption fees cover the basic veterinary care for your pet.
Adoption fee is paid for the following services:
- General health check up (right before departure)
- Spaying/neutering (adult pets leave HCAW neutered while the young ones leave scheduled for surgery)
- Rabies vaccination
- Bathing and nail clipping