Giving Up Your Pet
About 10,000 dogs, cats, rabbits and other small animals were surrendered to the Animal Rescue League last year
Each year thousands of pets will be surrendered to the ARL. Because we are an open-door shelter, no animal will ever be turned away and every effort will be made to successfully re-home your pet. Most of these animals will find loving homes. Sadly, some will not.
Before you surrender your pet:
- Ask friends, family members, and co-workers if they can give your pet a home
- Ask a behavior specialist for training tips- many behavior problems have easy solutions
- Ask us about easing introductions to new children or other animals in the household
- Ask about treatments for human allergies to pet hair and dander
- Ask our clinic staff about reduced medical care rates or pet insurance
The Animal Rescue League can help you keep your pet in a safe and loving home!
If you have no other choice but to surrender your pet, the Animal Rescue League will take your animal in and make all efforts to rehome him or her.
We request a minimum donation of $25 to offset the hundreds of dollars that it costs to take in an animal. However, because we are an open door shelter, NO ANIMAL IS EVER TURNED AWAY FOR ANY REASON.
If you choose to surrender a pet, please plan to spend 15-20 minutes speaking with an Intake Counselor, so that we can collect as much background information as we can regarding your animal. The more information you can give to us, the more likely we are to find the best solution for your pet.
Animal Surrender Hours:
Sat, Sun: 11am-4:30pm
If you have questions about alternatives to surrendering your pet, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be sure to get you the information for the specific needs of your pet.