Livestock Adoption Application

Please complete the following information.

All questions marked with an asterisk (*) must be answered.

Incomplete forms will not be accepted.

Once the application has been processed you will be contacted by an SPCA of Texas Livestock Adoption Counselor.


Please complete the following:
You MUST be over the age of 18 years old to complete this application
Today's date:  *
First Name:  *
Last Name:  *
Email Address:  *
Street 1:  *
Street 2:
City:  *
State:  *
Zip/Postal Code:  *
Phone Number:  *
Have you ever been investigated, accused or convicted of animal cruelty?
If yes, please explain:
What type(s) of livestock are you interested in adopting?

What, if any, experience do you have with this type of animal?
What type(s) of livestock do you currently own and how many of each?
Is there a specific animal from our website that you are interested in?
If yes, which one?
Will the animal be kept at your residence?
If no, please provide the physical address and contact information for the property owner or boarding facility:
How many fenced acres will the animal be kept on?
What type of fencing is on the property?
What type of shelter will be provided?
What are your deworming practices?
What do you plan to feed the animal(s) you plan to adopt?
What is the name and number for the veterinarian you plan to use?

The following applies to equine applications only. If you are filling out this application to adopt any other type of livestock, please skip down and complete the last four questions before submitting.
Have you previously owned equines?
Please describe your experiences with equines.
Please provide the name and phone number of your farrier:
What type of ground work and/or training do you do with your equines?
If you ride, what discipline do you participate in?

How long have you been riding?
What are your plans for the equine you are interested in adopting?
Do you have a trainer or instructor you plan to use?
If yes, please provide the name and phone number of your trainer/instructor.
What breed, size, and gender would you prefer?
What level of skill are you looking for in an equine?

Please describe the symptoms of colic.
Would you be interested in adopting an equine with limitations?
If yes, please explain:
Have you sold or given away any equines in the past 5 years?
If yes, please explain:

Please complete the below for all livestock animals:
Would you object to a follow-up visit by an SPCA of Texas staff member or qualified volunteer?
Are there any additional comments you would like to provide in your application?
Owning an equine may cost in excess of $2,000 per year to care for (feed, veterinary care, farrier, boarding, etc.). Please consider your ability to provide appropriate care prior to submitting this application.
A majority of our livestock animals have come to the SPCA of Texas as a result of our Animal Cruelty Investigations Unit's investigations. Most lacked proper care and nutrition and were often severely malnourished when they arrived. These animals will need time and patience, once adopted, to slowly get back into shape and grow their skills.


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