Please keep in mind that we get hundreds of surrender requests and we simply cannot take everyone.
Surrendering your pet to a sheltering agency should be considered a last resort. Please consider all available alternatives prior to considering surrendering. If you have exhausted other options and still wish to surrender please complete the below surrender form. Please be aware that our cat surrender list is very long, and it may take several months to accept you cat. We can not guarantee taking any animals.
Because ACS is a private nonprofit agency, ACS charges a small admissions fee for surrendered pets. This fee helps cover food, boarding and medical costs. It costs ACS approximately $400 to provide care for each animal that comes to us, so we welcome any donation you are able to make in addition to the admissions fee.
If the pet is not altered or up to date on vaccinations the surrender fee will be $150.
If the pet is altered and up to date on vaccinations the surrender fee will be $50.
Puppy and kitten Litters
- Depends on number of puppies/kittens and age
There are some circumstances where animals cannot be placed up for adoption. These include:
- When animals show signs of aggression or severe behavior problems during administration of a nationally recognized temperament test. Please be aware that an animal that is friendly in your home may react differently towards strangers in the stressful shelter environment.
- When a veterinarian, after examination, determines the animal is too ill to be adopted.