Category: News

4th of July Tips - Missing Pet? What to do!

Friday, June 30, 2017


#FreedomFelines Adoption Event

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
July 1st-3rd and July 5th-8th take part in the #FreedomFelines Adoption Event!

Bark in the Park T-Shirt Contest 2017!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

All entries must be sent in the form of .jpg, .eps, .pdf or .ai

Rules of the Contest
- Design must be family-friendly and appropriate
- Must include "Bark in the Park 2017" 
- Must be a one color design
- $5 entry fee per design

Winner receives barking rights and a free t-shirt.
Contest ends July 14th at 5pm.

Pay your entry fee online here!

After entry fee has been paid, please email designs to
Entry will not be considered if entry fee has not been remitted.

**Final design may be slightly altered to fit within t-shirt and printing guidelines.**



Save A Life Weekend!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

We're asking for your help this weekend! Help us clear the cat kennels with our Save A Life Weekend!

Friday, May 26th through Sunday, May 28th, take $15 off the adoption fee of any adult cat 6 months or older.

And, in honor of Memorial Day Weekend, We are also offering 50% off cat adoption fees for any veteran or active duty soldier with a valid military ID.  You must be fill out the application and be pre-screened before spending time with the animals.


Adoption fees include microchip, vaccines, and more!

Save A Life FAQs

What’s the catch? Do I really get $15 off the adoption fee?

No catch! As long as you meet our requirements to adopt, you can take $15 off the adoption fee for any adult cat 6 months or older! You must be fill out the application and be pre-screened before spending time with the animals.

I’m super excited! Is there anything I should keep in mind?

  • The ENTIRE family should be involved! Make sure you spend at least 20 minutes with the cat you're falling in love with and read its bio on the kennel to make sure you know a little about it!
  • Anticipate increased traffic. It’s going to be busy and may take longer than usual to complete the adoption process. Give yourself enough time to find the right match and complete the counseling process without having to rush.
  • Be prepared! To adopt, you’ll need to show a valid form of government-issued photo ID. If your ID does not list your current address, please also bring proof of current address (like a utility bill). If you rent, your landlord will be called to verify you can have pets on the property. If you rent, make sure to come when your landlord will be available to answer a call.

Remember: when you adopt, you’re making a 10-15 year commitment. In addition to the adoption fee, there are other costs associated with caring for your pet, including food, veterinary visits, vaccines, toys, grooming, and more. If you’re ready to add an amazing furry family member to your pack, visit us during our Save A Life Weekend! You must be fill out the application and be pre-screened before spending time with the animals.


*Valid 5/26/17 through 5/28/17 at The Sioux Falls Area Humane Society. Adoption fee reduction on adult cats only. Kitten fees will not be included in the $15 off. Adopters must be pre-screened to adopt before spending time with any animals. Adoptions can and will be denied in the event the placement is not in the best interest of the pet. See an adoption counselor for additional information.


Take the Bite Out of Tick Season!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
If you are going to be outside to enjoy the nice weather with your best friend, you need to remember one pet care duty: always check for ticks.

Now Hiring: Volunteer Coordinator

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

***This position has been filled***

Volunteer Coordinator

Are you looking for a rewarding position at a non-profit? This position will work directly with volunteers, Jr. volunteers and carry out our Kids Club. This person will be required to be present and manage all volunteers at all of the special events we do at the shelter. You will work with service groups, provide tours, help with special projects and training.
Must have a valid driver’s license, and be able to be insured individually and by the company policy.
BA/BS in Marketing or related experience required. Please email your resume to


Now Hiring: Adoption Counselor & Kennel Staff

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

LOVE animals
Used to Fast-Paced Work
Like working with people
Team player
Like animal puns
Not afraid to get dirty

Does this sound like you?
Are you ready to help make an impact and help animals
find their forever homes and give them a second chance?

We are currently hiring
TWO Part Time Adoption Counselors

This position helps connect families to the purrr-fect animal for their family,
be it a dog, cat, rabbit, ferret, etc!
Hours are 20-32 hours per week.
Must be able to work weekends.
Computer experience preferred.
Customer Service experience puts you a paw above the rest.
Please send your resume for adoption counselor to Meghan at

Part time, temporary Kennel Staff
This is a very important position to the health and well-being of our animals.

This position includes laundry, kennel cleaning, general cleaning, and working directly with the animals.
Must have excellent work history and attendance record.
This position will be exposed to bleach on a regular basis, so it is important that you not have a bleach allergy.
Must be able to work weekends and some holidays.
Computer experience preferred.
Customer Service experience puts you a paw above the rest.

Please send your resume for kennel staff to LaVerne at


Sometimes Helping Turns Into Hurting: Hoarding.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Sometimes helping turns into hurting.
Those who hoard are not necessarily horrible people, but started out helping and got overwhelmed.

Hoarding in the United States has more than doubled in the last four years.
Over a reported 250,000 animals have been victimized by hoarding. Many cases go unreported.

If you see something concerning, please report it to your local animal control.
Here are some signs to help if you think someone is in trouble with hoarding:

1) Keeps an abnormally large number of animals and may not know total number of animals in their care.
2) Fails to provide minimal nutrition, vet care, shelter or sanitation
3) Fails to recognize the devastating impact of this neglect
4) Animals are not well socialized, are emaciated or lethargic
5) Fleas and vermin are present
6) Can't stop from repeating this behavior, even if they become aware of the damage.
Insists all animals are healthy and happy - even when there are clear signs of distress and illness.

If you are interested in adopting one of the over 15 cats still available for adoption from a recent hoarding case,
please visit the special needs section of our website.

We dedicate this post to one of the many animals
who recently lost their life due to unsafe conditions, Nate, pictured above.


Free Pet Bed!

Friday, March 31, 2017

During the month of April only

adopt a pet from the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society
and receive a

from Beds By Design!


If You Care, Leave It There

Monday, March 27, 2017
If you care, leave it there.‚Äč It's common to see baby wild animals outside during spring. Baby wild animals might seem like they need our help, but unless the animal is truly orphaned or injured, there is no need to rescue them. These tips from SD Game, Fish & Parks and our Humane Officers can h....
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