Want to know how to adopt a pet from SEV Humane Society? Or maybe you’ve lost your cat, or found a stray dog and are wondering what you can do. The answers to these and many more questions that we receive daily are here for your easy access. If you don’t find the answer to your question here, please call our office at 386-428-9860.

  1. How do I adopt a pet?
  2. Where do I report animal cruelty?
  3. How do I report a lost (or found) pet?
  4. Where can I have my cat/dog spayed or neutered for low cost?
  5. Can you euthanize our beloved pet?
  6. Who do I call to pick up a dead animal on the side of the road?
  7. Is there a leash law for dogs?
  8. Do you board animals?
  9. Do you sell heartworm and flea prevention treatments?

1. How do I adopt a pet?

Before you begin your search for your new best friend, we invite you think it through. Adopting a pet is a big decision. You’re about to make a long-term commitment, so you want to be sure it’s right for you. Ask yourself, Am I ready for a pet? Is this the right time? Do I have enough time to devote to my new companion? Will I be able to care for a dog or cat with the resources I have?

We also encourage you to do your research and find the pet that’s right for you and your lifestyle and home situation. Once you’ve given some serious thought about what it takes to be a responsible pet owner, take a look at our pet photos and visit our adoption center to find your new best friend.

All adoptions are processed at the shelter. Click on the link below to download and print the application prior to visiting us at the shelter.

Dog/Cat Adoption Fee: $85
Red Collar Adoption Fee: $65 •

When you adopt your cuddly friend from the SEV Humane Society your adoption fee includes:

Cats & Kittens:

  • Spay/neuter operation, or a portion thereof, if needed (Contact the shelter for details.)
  • Worming
  • Rabies and Distemper Vaccinations
  • Humane Society I.D. Tag
  • Bag of Food
  • Free Heath Exam at a Participating Veterinarian

Dogs & Puppies:

  • Spay/neuter operation (if needed)
  • Worming
  • Rabies, Distemper, and Bordetella Vaccinations
  • Heartworm Screening and Prevention (4 months & older)
  • Humane Society I.D. Tag
  • Free Heath Exam at a Participating Veterinarian
  • Free “Training Your Adopted Dog” DVD
  • and Free Obedience Classes

Usually your new pet will be able to return home with you on the same day, but there may be special circumstances that require the animal to stay with us a little longer. Inquire when you choose your pet.

You may also want to read: IN BLOGS: Are You Ready for a Pet?

Where do I report animal cruelty?

Animal cruelty occurs when someone intentionally injures or harms an animal or when a person willfully deprives an animal of food, water or necessary medical care. Find out more about what constitutes animal cruelty on the ASPCA website.

If you suspect that an animal is not being cared for properly, you can report it or file a complaint to either the ??? Police Department or to the ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement department, which can be reached at (212) 876-7700, ext. 4450, or humanel@aspca.org.

How do I report a lost pet?

Volusia County Animal Control will take a lost pet report so Animal Control officers will be aware of your lost animal (New Smyrna Beach: 386-423-3369). You also should call:

  • the West Volusia Humane Society in DeLand at (386) 734-2450;
  • the Southeast Humane Society in New Smyrna Beach at (386) 428-9860;
  • the Halifax Humane Society in Daytona Beach at (386) 274-4703.

The SEV Humane Society does not pick up stray animals. Please report pets that you find or strays to your local animal service.

Where can I have my cat/dog spayed or neutered for low cost?

There are several options available in our area. First check with your local veterinarian.
You may also contact Concerned Citizens for Animal Welfare at: 386-316-8103 or 386-316-8105 or visit their website at www.ccfaw.org for more information.
The Volusia County Pet Vet Cruiser will provide animal sterilization at no cost to persons who qualify. There is also a low cost and reduced fee schedule to those that qualify. Call the appointment line from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday:

  • 386-323-3575 Daytona Beach
  • 386-626-6643 Deland
  • 386-424-6875 New Smyrna Beach

Clcik here for details on Pet Vet Cruiser eligibility [PDF]

Can you euthanize our beloved Pet?

We recommend you contact your local Veterinarian or one listed in the yellow pages.

Who do I call to pick up a dead animal on the side of the road?

Dead animals on County roads are picked up by Volusia County’s Road and Bridge Division. Call (386) 822-6422 in West Volusia; (386) 239-6535 in northeast Volusia; (386) 668-4745 in DeBary and (386) 424-2925 in New Smyrna Beach. For animals on state roads, call the Department of Transportation at (386) 736-5270 in West Volusia or (386) 254-3730 in Daytona Beach.

Is there a leash law for dogs?

There is a control law for dogs, meaning the animal must be under physical restraint or verbal command when outside.

Do you board animals?

No, we’re not equipped to board your animal. Please look in the yellow pages under Boarding Facilities.

Do you sell heartworm and flea prevention treatments?

We are not able to purchase or re-sell these products at this time. Please check with a local veterinarian. Also some grooming shops carry these products.