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Adoption Returns

Butte Humane Society does everything in its power to create a successful match between an adopter and your new companion.  However, we do understand that circumstances do occur which may prevent you from keeping the animal. 

We recommend that you explore solutions to the problems you face with your animal prior to surrender. Butte Humane Society has many resources to help you keep your animal in your home. Just ask us for help!  

To learn more about alternatives to surrendering your cat, click here.

If you are still unable to keep your new pet, please fill out one of the forms below and contact us by email at or by phone at 530.343.7917 x203 to schedule an appointment. Returned animals are accepted by appointment only.

If you had the animal in your possession for 60 days or less, and you wish to adopt a different animal from BHS, you may have your paid adoption fee transferred toward the new animal's adoption fee. Credit can only be applied toward the adoption department and is not transferable to other people. 

Please note: Butte Humane Society will always take in a returned animal within 60 days of the adoption. After 60 days, we cannot guarantee that we will re-intake the animal. We will need to re-evaluate your pet and determine whether we have the resources currently available to take him/her in to our adoption program.