Q: How long do you hold the animals?
A: Dogs that are found roaming are held 10 days, mandated by state law to allow their owner a chance to locate them. After 10 days, if unclaimed,dogs are evaluted for adoption.
There is no legal holding period of cats. Because of a very low (<2%) return to owner rate, we often make them available for adoption muc sooner than 10 days.
Once up for adoption, there is not a set holding period. They remain up for adoption (or placed in to foster care) in most cases until they are adopted.