Adopters must become approved to adopt by filling out our adoption application form. Adoption approval typically takes about a week.
Horse Plus Human Society does not endorse nor encourage the breeding of equines. Sadly, there are far more horses, young horses, than there are homes waiting for them. All stallions must be gelded before leaving the shelter.
Adopters must be financially able to care for their adopted horse.
Adopters horse facility must be in good repair, good fencing, clean pen, easy access to food and water. The adopted equine must have free access to shelter.
Adopters must be over the age of 18 years old.
Surrender Policies -
We are an open door facility, any horse is welcome to be surrendered. The surrender fee is $150, which helps provide for their initial care. You are welcome to surrender your horse at the shelter during normal business hours, or you may contact us to make other arrangements.
Please read this regarding surrendering your horse or other animal to the Horse Plus Humane Society shelter.
We will be glad to arrange transportation of your horse to the shelter. The nominal transporting fee to help cover the fuel expenses is $1.00 a mile, round trip from our shelter. If your horse is not easily loaded (ie, in a large open pasture, not trained to load, etc) there is a $25 per hour loading fee beyond the first hour. Please contact us to arrange transportation.
Shelter Policies -
Horse Plus Humane Society is a very active shelter, providing temporary housing to hundreds of horses each year, each with diverse medical needs, physical conditions, training levels, and temperaments.
Our first priority is safety to staff and visitors. As such, there is a strict 'helmet on' rule. If you are on a horse, you are wearing a helmet, no exceptions. Visitors to the shelter must remain outside of horse pens unless invited and accompanied by a staff or Horse Plus Humane Society volunteer. No running, yelling or shouting on the shelter grounds. Visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or otherwise authorized caretaker.
Please be considerate of our staffing restraints and limit your visit to no longer than 1 hour unless invited by Horse Plus Humane Society staff or volunteers.
When we receive a report of, or observe, a loose or abandoned domestic animal, and its owner is not immediately identifyable, and the animal is deemed to be a danger to itself or others, we must impound the animal and bring it to the shelter for its safety. The animal is given the immediately needed vet care forwhich is the owner is financialy responsible. The holding period for livestock and horses is 5 business days, dogs and cats in Butte County are typically turned over to the care of Northwest SPCA in Oroville CA.
$1.00 mile round trip from the shelter.
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