HSSC places animals on a first come, first serve basis. After an animal that is available for adoption has been met with, and only then, the animal’s name can be put on an application. The animal that is applied for must be adopted the same day or within 24 hours of the animal being placed on the application. Exceptions will be made if any animal needs a medical procedure, but then will need to be adopted within 24 hours of being cleared from that procedure. HSSC reserves the right to accommodate alternate timelines for special needs/behavioral issue animals.