Humane Society adjusting services to cease spread of COVID19

Black Hills Humane Society dog enjoying the regulated temperatures with the newly installed HVAC system. Oct. 22, 2017

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Humane Society of the Black Hills has announced that they will operate during regular business hours for intakes, adoptions, and volunteers amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Human Society will continue to serve the community, but asks that anyone who is experiencing “flu-like” symptoms to not visit them until you have fully recovered.

The HSBH will continue daily intake from 8 a.m. to close. If you are not comfortable coming into the facility, you can call a staff member who will meet you in the parking lot. There will be paperwork that needs to be filled out, but the Humane Society understands and ensures that they will provide as much social distancing as possible.

If you are looking to adopt an animal, you don’t have come in right away to visit one. You may make an appointment with an adoption adviser for a specific pet and the visit will be arranged outside, on the east side of the building.

Cat adoptions will be handled inside, and people looking to adopt a cat can make an appointment with an adoption adviser, that will escort them through volunteer door, into the animal adoption rooms. Visitors are welcome to wear masks and gloves. The Humane Society has hand sanitizer in every room.

Volunteers are also welcome. However, until further notice, volunteer activities involving more than two people is canceled.

If you would like to make a donation, you can leave them in the lobby or you can call from the parking lot where the volunteers will meet you.


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