Surrendering an Animal

If you need to surrender your pet, you MUST call ahead of time and make an appointment.  Due to the amount of work it takes to process each animal, we will no longer accept owner surrenders without an appointment.  It is always recommended that you try to place your pet into a new home directly. If your pet is already spayed or neutered, you can use rehoming networks, like Rehome by Adopt-a-Pet or Cat's Cradle's rehoming network.

If this is not possible, we take owner surrenders by appointment only and we do charge an owner surrender fee.  When surrendering a pet, please provide as much information as possible such as temperament, vaccination history, and special interest/needs of the pet. This will help us to place your animal into the best home we can. Please understand that we are a municipal shelter and we will try our hardest to place your pet, but we cannot guarantee.

We do charge an owner surrender fee.

  • $10/cat over 6 months old
  • $15/litter with mother cat
  • $20/litter without mother cat
  • $15/dog

If you need assistance in placing your pet, we will be glad to help and can offer information. If you are experiencing problems with your pet, please contact the shelter for recommendations on how to keep your pet with you at home. After all, owning a pet is a lifelong commitment.

Struggling to keep your pet?

If you are in need of financial assistance to keep your pet or in need of food or veterinarian resources, please check out our local resources page.  We encourage people to keep their pets as much as possible.