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Frequent Questions

How long do you keep animals at the shelter?

The animals being cared for in the shelter will stay until they are adopted, claimed by their owner, or transferred to a rescue organization better equipped to care for them. A typical stay at the WCHS can range from a few days to several months. Those who come to us as strays are kept 3-6 days (depending on the pets’ identification status) and examined by a vet before being made available for adoption. If an animal is in need of special care, it may be several weeks or months before it is ready for adoption.