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The Humane Society of Wilkes does not have a shelter. The Foster Adoption Committee of the Humane Society of Wilkes works closely with the Wilkes County Animal Shelter to help get their animals adopted.

The Humane Society of Wilkes has multiple foster homes. The foster pets are those who are living in our foster homes. They are available for adoption from members' homes. If the pet is in foster care, prospective adopters may contact the foster person listed in the description or fill out an adoption application.

We also house cats at PetSmart in Wilkesboro located at 1514 Winkler Mill Rd. Ext., Wilkesboro, NC 28697. You can meet and adopt the cats there during normal business hours. If you are likely to adopt, be sure to get there two hours before closing time.

The shelter animals are in pens at the Wilkes County Animal Shelter located at 408 Call Street Wilkesboro, NC, (336) 903-7688. Their hours of operation are 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.

Adoption Fees for animals are as follows:

For cats available through the Humane Society of Wilkes. Adoption fee is $80.00. The fee pays for all the vet work that has been done including:

  1. Physical examination
  2. A check for worms, routine deworming for hookworms and roundworms
  3. Feline distemper and upper respiratory vaccines
  4. Rabies vaccine at 4 months
  5. Spay or Neuter at 4-6 months
  6. Feline Leukemia test and FIV test
  7. Microchip, including free lifetime registration
  8. On Heartworm and flea prevention.

Not included in adoption fee are follow up booster vaccinations (if needed) and flea prevention.

For dogs available through the Humane Society of Wilkes. Adoption fee is $150.00. This fee pays for all the vet work that has been done including:

  1. Physical examination
  2. A check for worms, routine deworming for hookworms and roundworms
  3. Canine distemper, parvovirus, and bordetella vaccines
  4. Rabies vaccine at 4 months
  5. Spay or Neuter at 4-6 months
  6. Heartworm test and prevention
  7. Microchip, including lifetime registration
  8. On flea prevention

Not included in adoption fee is follow up booster vaccinations (if needed), and heartworm and flea prevention

For cats at the county animal shelter. The adoption fee is $75.00 or $50.00 if the cat is already spayed or neutered. This fee pays for the following:

  1. Physical examination
  2. A check for worms and routine deworming for hookworms and roundworms
  3. The first in a series of feline distemper and upper respiratory vaccines.
  4. Rabies vaccine at 4 months
  5. Spay or Neuter at 4-6 months

Other services are recommended such as FELV/FIV test and booster vaccinations should be discussed with your veterinarian at the first visit.

For dogs at the county animal shelter. The adoption fee is $95.00 for dogs under 50 pounds and $105 for dogs 50 pounds and over. $50.00 if the dog is already spayed or neutered. This fee pays for the following:

  1. Physical examination
  2. A check for worms and routine deworming for hookworms and roundworms
  3. The first in a series of canine distemper and parvovirus vaccines
  4. Rabies vaccine at 4 months
  5. Spay or Neuter at 4-6 months

Other services that are recommended, such as a heartworm test and booster vaccinations for distemper and parvovirus, should be discussed with your veterinarian at the first visit.