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Welcome to Heartland Humane Society

For public safety, the Heartland Humane Society Board of Directors has temporarily, but until further notice, approved the following policy changes:

1. The shelter is closed to the general public.
2. We are continuing to operate with admissions and adoptions, but are doing so by appointment only. If are wishing to surrender or adopt, call us at 605-664-4244 and we will return your call as timely as possible.
3. We are asking volunteers and our staff be responsible for their well-being and the well-being of our team. If you feel vulnerable to either contracting or spreading any illnesses, we ask do not enter HHS and notify our staff as early as possible.

We also want to remind you that COVID-19 has some concerned about their relationship and interactions with pets. Below is a link from the American Veterinary Association -…/animal-health-and-welfare/covid-19

•Infectious disease experts and multiple international and domestic human and animal health organizations agree there is no evidence at this point to indicate that pets become ill with COVID-19 or that they spread it to other animals, including people.

•If you are not ill with COVID-19, you can interact with your pet as you normally would, including walking, feeding, and playing. You should continue to practice good hygiene during those interactions (e.g., wash hands before and after interacting with your pet; ensure your pet is kept well-groomed; regularly clean your pet’s food and water bowls, bedding material, and toys).

•Transmission primarily occurs when there is contact with an infected person's bodily secretions, such as saliva or mucus droplets in a cough or sneeze. Transmission via touching a contaminated surface or object (i.e., a fomite) and then touching the mouth, nose, or possibly eyes is also possible, but appears to be a secondary route. Smooth (non-porous) surfaces (e.g., countertops, door knobs) transmit viruses better than porous materials (e.g., paper money, pet fur) because porous, especially fibrous, materials absorb and trap the pathogen (virus), making it harder to contract through simple touch.

Heartland Humane Society is a limited admissions shelter, which means that we take in animals by appointment and only when appropriate space and resources are available to care for them. Our intake hours are Tuesday- Friday. Please call our shelter first if you plan on re-homing an animal.

Adoption services are Tuesday - Friday, 10am to 5:30pm and Saturdays 10am to 2pm. No appointments are needed but we do encourage calling to check on an animal's status before traveling. Some animals are in foster care and require an appointment.

Come visit our shelter at 3400 East Highway 50 in Yankton, South Dakota to view our animals awaiting adoption. All animals currently adoptable are profiled on our "adoptable animals" pages.

Thank you for choosing animal rescue over other options.

Our Hours:
Sunday - Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday-Friday: 10a-6p
Saturdays: 10a-2p

Phone: 605.664.4244