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  1. Spaying and Neutering your Pet
  2. Rehoming Your Pet
  3. Low-Cost Pet Care
  4. Other Shelters & Rescues
  5. Lost & Found


Spaying and Neutering your Pet 

  • Wood County SN program

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Rehoming Your Pet

APET understands that there are times when you may no longer be able to care for yourself or your pet – and we know that this can be a very difficult time.

  1. Submit a Pet for waiting list
    APET is a limited-admission shelter and only accepts dogs and cats when room is available; thus, we will never euthanize an animal to make room for space. Once an animal comes APET, we will not euthanize that animal except in cases of untreatable illness or if the animal poses a safety risk to the community.
    Because APET commits to our animals for a lifetime, we are generally able to accept animals adopted from us back into our program vying no major health or safety concerns. If your pet was adopted from APET and you are considering returning your him/her, please contact us to discuss.

  2. Rehoming Resources
    1. Behavior Issues
    2. Rental Assistance
      • Guide, Pet friendly housing
    3. Medical / Food & Financial Assistance
      If you need financial assistance to care for your pet, the following organizations provide wonderful resources and services to pet owners in our community:
      • Care Credit
      • Go Fund Me
      • The Pet Fund
      • The Brown Dog Foundation

Low Cost Pet Care

  1. Vaccine Place
  2. Spay Neuter Network
  3. Who Else?

Other Shelters & Rescues

  1. Breed Rescue Listing
  2. Shelter/Humane Society Listing

Lost & Found

What to do if you have found an animal?

If you find an animal, you must notify the county shelters in the area surrounding where the pet was found. There may be a worried family looking for them, and county shelters can help to reunite lost pets with their owners.

Please keep in mind that stray animals may be sick, injured, or scared. Please allow the county shelter staff to guide you through this process.

Reporting an animal to a county shelter does not mean that you can no longer help the pet that you found. In fact, there are many ways you can continue to serve as an advocate for this pet:

  • Some counties will allow you to foster/care for the pet while waiting for the pet’s owner to claim him/her.
  • You might be able to take him/her to a veterinarian for an assessment and vaccinations.
  • You can search for the pet’s owner by posting fliers around the area where the pet was found (and spreading out over several miles), alerting local vet offices and sharing on social media – CLICK LINKS HERE or email?
  • If you don’t plan to adopt after the stray hold period is over, go ahead and begin searching for a potential adopter whether the pet is in your care or at the county shelter.

What do you do if you lost an animal?



  1. Pet Identification
  2. Report a Lost or Found pet
  3. Animal Control Contacts
  4. Behavior Resources
  5. Education / Book a speaker
  6. Community Service
  7. Advocacy & Legislation