How long do you keep animals at the shelter?

We do not have a set time period that we hold animals at the shelter, once they are adoptable. As long as they are healthy, adoptable and we have space we will give them as long as possible to find a home. However, we do occasionally end up having to destroy perfectly healthy, adoptable kitties and puppies because we run out of room to house them.

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1. What do I do if I want to surrender or relinquish my pet to the shelter?
2. What do I do if I have lost my pet?
3. What happens if I come in to reclaim my impounded pet after the holding period has expired?
4. What is the "holding period" of an impounded animal?
5. What happens to animals surrendered at the Hutchinson Animal Shelter?
6. How long do you keep animals at the shelter?
7. How many dogs are you allowed to have per household inside Hutchinson city limits?