The mission of the Louisa Humane Society is to improve the quality of life for the homeless and abandoned animals of Louisa County; and to provide a clean, safe environment for these unwanted animals while making every effort to place adoptable animals into new, loving, responsible homes. The Louisa Humane Society was formed in 2001 by concerned citizens who recognized that the Louisa County Animal Shelter was in very poor condition and its daily operation was underfunded, understaffed, and generally inadequate for the growing numbers of homeless and unwanted dogs and cats in Louisa County. The volunteers that make up Louisa Humane Society believe that healthy, adoptable animals do not need to be euthanized if spay and neuter programs are supported, aggressive adoption programs are implemented, and a public educational campaign on responsible pet ownership is launched within the community. We depend on volunteers and welcome anyone who loves animals and who is willing to give a little time to the effort. The Louisa Humane Society is incorporated with non-profit 501(c)(3) status.
Our adoption process is application based. We don't do same day adoptions so we recommend you complete our online adoption application even if you don’t have a specific pet in mind. You will hear from one of our volunteers as soon as possible. We MUST receive a completed application for you to be considered to adopt or arrange a meeting with any pet in foster care. Approval to adopt is contingent upon completing an informal interview with an adoptions counselor and approved vet and/or personal references, and landlord check if applicable. Once the application is approved, we have the applicant sign an adoption contract and pay the adoption fee to officially transfer the ownership of the pet over to the new family.