The Randolph County Humane Society is a private, non-profit organization that relies completely on private donations and its own fund raising abilities to operate. We receive no federal, state or government funding or any funds from any national animal welfare organizations.
Randolph County Humane Society's primary goal is to rescue animals from municipal animal control facilities where they face sure death. We accept a limited number of animals surrendered by the public. We are the only no-kill facility in Southern Illinois to do so. Acceptance is based on space availability, breed, health and disposition. We must often turn animals away because we simply don't have the resources available to care for them all. We must charge a surrender fee for each animal that we accept. Surrender fee's are used to cover costs incurred to spay, neuter and microchip each animal as required by law.
Due to the number of animals entering and departing our facility, infectious disease is always a concern. We require proof of vaccination for the safety of the animals. RCHS will waive the surrender fee, if all shots are up to date, and proof thereof. We have a special program available for a limited number of senior or special needs pets who meet our eligibility requirements. We expect pet owners to take responsibility for finding their pet a new home before depending on our shelter. We are happy to assist owners by placing photographs of the pet on our website, petfinder.com, and by adding photos to our available for adoption photo album. We prefer to either adopt out or transport pets directly from their original home. Surrender fees are waived if we can do so.