Scotland County Humane Society

Welcome to Scotland County Humane Society!

Scotland County Humane Society is determined to find shelter pets a loving furever home through local adoptions or rescues.


Cat/Dog Adoptions

Adopting should be a match made in heaven, but the first step is filling out our application online or in person.

Lost and Found

Some pets are a little mischievous. Informing our shelter of run aways is easy, but you must come in person with proof to claim.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the application process for adoption?

Our application process is very thorough and lengthy to make sure our shelter pets go to the right home.

You may either come to the shelter in person to fill out an application or fill one out online through our website. Assuming everything is filled out accordingly, the apllication may be approved between 1-2 weeks (longer during the holiday rush).

After you receive a call from us, in regards to being approved, you get your pick of an available shelter pet for a scheduled Meet & Greet. This is where you and your family members (including furry pets you may already have) can meet in person to see if their personality is what you expected and a right fit for you. If you are satisfied with your choice then you may take the shelter pet home.

Please note application fees are CASH ONLY. If you do NOT have proof of the ability to house a pet on the property, your application will remain incomplete until you bring us the agreement to prove so. This is usually stated on a lease agreement. We will also verify your veterinary references that your current pets are up to date on their vaccinations and spayed/neutered.

What is the adoption fee?

Our adoption fees are:

$125 per dog

$75 per cat

Rates are to help cover our expenses per animal. Adoption fee includes spay/neuter, microcipping, rabies vaccine (if old enough), annual vaccines, flea preventive, deworming, sometimes FeLV/FIV testing (not always), heartworm testing and heartworm preventatives while in our care.

Where do I submit forms?

All online adoption and foster application forms must be submitted to to await approval before a pet may be chosen to bring home.

Online forms regarding vouchers as well as lost and found can be submitted to to be placed in our system accordingly.

Please note online submissions does NOT equal approval and can take anywhere between one day to two weeks and sending follow-up emails will not speed up this process. Please wait for a member of our staff to contact you between that time before calling/emailing in for updates.

Do you offer emergency services?

Scotland County Humane Society does NOT offer emergency services.

If you have found a cat/dog, have a stray in your neighborhood or would like to report neglect, please contact the animal control number provided and leave a message in the event they do not immediately answer.

(910) 277-2440 Option 3 for Scotland County

911 for City of Laurinburg ask for the Animal Control officer on call

Owner surrender process?

Due to the limited spacing we allow owner surrender by appointments ONLY. Valid proof of pet ownership and Scotland County residency will be required.

There may be cases where we can not take in surrendered pets immediately. Call the shelter and leave a message to be placed on our call back list when room is available. Please be patient with us as we try to open spaces through adoptions/rescues. You may also use the link below to help find your pet a new home in the meantime.

Rehome (

Is this a no kill shelter?

This shelter strives to be both open admission and no-kill although this is not always the end result.

Because of our commitment we may end up handling extremely sick or aggressive animals that are unsafe to release as an adoptable option to members of our community. Acquired pets such as these are often results due to no fault of their own but take up resources otherwise used for an adoptable pet.

Our mission of an open-admission shelter is to be a place where community members can take their animals, no matter what, during dire or unexpected situations when they don't know where else to turn.