Frequently Asked Questions, Myths and Rumors.

What does CHS do? 

Where is CHS located?

Where does CHS get its funding?

What do I do if I lost/found an animal?

Will CHS take my pet?

How do I adopt a pet from CHS? 

How much does it cost to adopt?

How do I find out more about an animal at CHS?

Can I "try out" an animal before I adopt?

Does CHS have a foster program?

Does CHS evaluate its animals?

Does CHS offer veterinary services?

How can I help? 

What does Cache Humane Society do?

Cache Humane Society is a No Kill animal shelter, which also offers a large number of animal services to the local community.

The main purpose of Cache Humane Society is to shelter and take care of unwanted animals until permanent homes can be found for them. We work tirelessly to through adoption, foster, transfer and rescue, so each and every animal can find the best possible home. 

We take temporary care of  stray pets, which are impounded by local Animal Control services. We offer food, warmth and medical care if necessary, until the owner reclaims them.  We make every effort to try to reunite pet and owner, If after 5 days impounded animals are not reunited with their owners, we will find that unwanted animal a new permanent home through our  adoption, transfer or rescue services. 

We offer a number of Low-Cost pet clinic services to the local community, This includes low-cost spays and neuters each week, by appointment. We also offer low cost vaccinations for pets on our weekly clinic days. Pet owners can also obtain a microchip from us, or where necessary may request a humane euthanasia for their beloved pet  when the time comes. 

We focus also on education as a method of  reducing the number of unwanted animals in Cache Valley and Utah. We promote 4 principles of responsible pet ownership (Tag, Alter, Maintain and Eliminate) We hold regular community outreach events and have weekly education programs for kids, PAWS Academy and Off Leash summer camps. 

To reduce the number of stray, community and feral cats,  we have partnered with Best Friends Animal Society, and offer feral fix vouchers for the local community.  People can rent traps from us, catch feral cats, bring them to us to be fixed on clinic days and then return them to the community. This is a proven effective method of reducing stray cat populations over time. 

We have a Pet Food Pantry to assist people of limited financial means to feed their beloved pets. We hope this will enable more pet owners to keep their pet in their home rather than surrendering them to a shelter. 

There are a limited number of locations in the local community for people to safely and legally allow their dogs off leash. We have an enclosed public dog park on shelter premises which is open seven days a week, where animals can play safely.   We also have a second large "Valley View Dog Park and Emergency Preparedness site" under construction, which, once complete will be a  central place for all dog lovers to bring and train their animals, offering beautiful views of the entire valley. It will also provide a safe haven for owners and their pets in any emergency situation. 

Where is CHS located?

The shelter facility and clinic services of Cache Humane Society are located at 2370 W. 200 N. in Logan. It's about 1 mile west of the county landfill. We have a large Cache Humane Society sign in front of the building, and are on the south side of the road.  View map 

Where does CHS get its funding?

Cache Humane Society is a non-profit, 501(C)(3) organization. We do not receive any money from the Government or City through taxes. We rely on individual and corporate donations, community fundraising,  and grant funding to continue the services we offer to the local community in Cache Valley.

We also receive some of the funds we need to continue the animal services we offer,  including pet adoption, animal control services, pet reclaims and clinic. through payment for those services.    . 

All funds and supplies we receive at Cache Humane Society go towards saving more lives. 

What do I do if I lost/found an animal?

Animal control should always be contacted first whenever an animal is lost or found. Visit our animal control page for more information on who to contact for your area.

If you have lost your pet, please check our impounded animals page, which is updated hourly with photos. You may also call or visit the shelter during our normal business hours.

We cannot accept animals from people directly unless you are their owner or animal control gives us permission. In such cases, we still require a surrender fee from you.

 For further detailed information please go to our Lost Pet Page or Found Pet Page.

Will CHS take my pet?

Yes, you may bring your pet to us, and we wil always take it, provided we have space at our shelter and you are able to pay the surrender fee.  We will never turn an animal away based on reasons of health, temperament, breed or age.  We are a No Kill shelter, which means that we do not euthanize animals unless they are untreatable, either becasue they are very sick or injured. Our motto is "Young or Old, Big or Small, Sick or Healthy, we help them all."

Cache Humane is a place for the local community to safely bring animals which they can no longer care for.  All pet owners should  carefully consider all other safe options before they decide to surrender a pet to us. Being brought into any shelter is very stressful for the animal.

We require $25 donation to surrender an animal. This money helps us to take care of the animal, until we can find it a new home. Because we are not government funded, we do not have to limit the amount of time an animal is placed for adoption. We work tirelessly to ensure animals are found permanent homes, through adoption, transfers and rescue. 

How do I adopt a pet from CHS?

The process is very simple. First, take a look at our Adoptable Animals pages, to see all of the animals which are currently available for adoption. These pages are updated hourly.  

Come down to the shelter and meet the animal you're interested in, no appointment is necessary. You will be asked to complete an adoption application. This is to determine that the animal you like, is going to be a suitable fit for your family and living circumstances. We will chat to you about this, before our staff or volunteers will bring the animal of our kennels for you.  

We recommend that you bring other pets from home to meet the shelter animal, so you know they get along before the adoption takes place. 

When you feel you have selected the right animal for your home, you will need to agree to and sign our adoption contract (you must be over 18 years of age to  do this), which confirms you will take full ownership of the animal and will take good care of it or will return it  to the shelter if you are not able to. We will require your ID and payment via cash or card (we do not take payment by check).

At adoption you will receive  a free sample of balanced pet food and a 15% discount voucher for a pet wellness appointment with your local vet, and a discount coupon for a K9 training academy if you adopt a dog. 

Can I put a hold on an animal? 

We want all animals to be given the best possible chances to find permanent homes, If a hold is placed on an animal which is not adopted, this means, that animal may have missed out on a chance to be adopted by someone else. We will only "hold" animals:

1) For a maximum of 24 hrs in cases where the family is very serious AND has already met the animal

or

2) In some circumstances, for travel time when a family is traveling from a long distance.

A hold fee may apply.

How much does it cost to adopt?

For dogs, our adoption fee is $175, this includes all vaccinations up to the time of adoption, spay/neuter, and microchip.

For cats, our adoption fee is $50, this includes all vaccinations current at the time of adoption, and spay/neuter.

Small animal adoption fees vary, but are usually no more than $20 and may include some supplies to get you started.

We do have discounts from time to time on specific animals, so check our facebook page or events page, newsletter for specials.

How do I find out more about an animal at CHS?

If you would like more information on a dog than what is listed in the profile on our website, you can call the shelter or stop by for a visit.  If you ask a question about an animal through email, understand that our staff members are very busy and that it may take them a while to respond. Unfortunately, we cannot respond to animal inquiries via Facebook. Generally, visiting the shelter is the best way to get to know a dog and visit with staff about its personality.

Do I need to make an appointment to visit? 

No! Our shelter is open to the public, our visiting hours are the same as our hours of operation. 

However, for the health and safety of the animals and the public, we do not allow people to play with the animals unless they have signed up for our volunteer program.

If you're interested in our clinic services, you can walk in anytime on surgery days for vaccines and any day for microchips but spays/neuters require scheduling in advance. We also offer humane euthanasia on a walk-in basis if requested by the owner, but we ask that you schedule this procedure, so that we can be prepared for your arrival and you have the minimum wait time. Also let us know ahead of time if you would like to be present during this procedure or if you would like the animal cremated or returned to you for burial.  

Can I "try out" an animal before I adopt?

We do not allow animals to be tried out. In order to cut down on the stress of being returned after an unsuccessful adoption, we do our best at the shelter to find a good match for your family before the adoption takes place. However, if for some reason an animal needs to be returned, we will refund 80% of adoption fees if the animal is returned within 30 Days of its adoption. Understand that there is approximately a 4-week processing period before a refund occurs.

Does CHS have a foster program?

CHS does have a foster program.  Our foster program is designed to identify good animals that are not doing well physically, mentally, or emotionally at the shelter, and place them into a home where they can get specialized attention. Once rehabilitated (max of 3 months), these animals are brought back into the shelter where they have the greatest chance of being adopted into good and permanent homes.

Does CHS evaluate its animals?

CHS does limited evaluations on its animals. Each animal at the shelter undergoes a medical evaluation and limited behavioral test during the intake process. At this time they receive their vaccines and are dewormed. We are not able to do blood tests or xrays, but otherwise do our best to give each animal a general external physical examination to check for obvious issues.

We mainly do personality assessments for dogs and cats, written by kennel workers who interact with them daily. As time permits, we also do behavioral assessments on select animals. All these assessments help us determine what types of homes would best suit our animals and assist adopters in finding the right dog for their household. 

Does CHS offer veterinary services?

CHS offers limited clinic services. During open hours on surgery days, we offer clinic services on a walk-in basis that include vaccines, micro chipping, deworming, and humane euthanasia. Be aware that these services are performed by our clinic staff, who are not veterinarians and cannot diagnose or recommend treatments for your animal. In addition, most Fridays, Dr. Justin Manning comes to the shelter to run our spay and neuter clinic. Please call in advance to schedule your animal's spay or neuter. 

How can I help?

 

There are many ways to assist at the shelter.  If you are interested in volunteering at the shelter, please see our volunteer page.  You can also apply to foster animals at your home.  The foster application can be downloaded on the foster page.

Another way of helping is through giving a donation.  We are always in need of our wishlist items. Most importantly, we need money! All donations are tax deductible, just ask our staff for a receipt.