A stray intake means this animal has come into the shelter via animal control, the SFAHS Humane Officers, someone in the community who found them, or through our night receiving area. This animal has been placed on a minimum of a 3-day waiting period for the animal's owner to come and claim them. The 3 days does not include Sunday inside Sioux Falls city limits. Some holidays may also affect this waiting period. This hold time is determined by your city office, not the SFAHS. If you have questions about this hold, please contact your city officials. If the animal is not claimed when the waiting period is over, the animal is signed over to the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society adoption program and is evaluated by the trained staff. Dogs and cats will be fixed before they are available for adoption. The date listed on their profiles is the date they became available for adoption, not their intake date. For any questions, please see the front office during adoption.
An owner surrender intake means the animal has been brought to the shelter to be re-homed by their owner. There may be a variety of reasons the animal may have needed to be re-homed. We do our best to explain this reason, if we are able to, in their animal's story. For any questions, please see the front office during adoption.
|Transfer From Another Shelter
A transfer from another shelter intake means the animals have been brought to the SFAHS to be re-homed from another rescue or shelter organization. This may be a local organization or from another part of the United States. Some transfers come from Southern states, because they had time limits in their former shelter, whereas the SFAHS does not have time limits for how long an animal is up for adoption. Other transfers may simply be easier to place in our community versus their original community. For any questions, please see the front office during adoption.