Giving Up Your Cat or Dog
To surrender your cat or dog at Rescue Village, we ask you to take the following steps.
Step 1: Make sure that giving up your cat or dog is the right decision. If so, before contacting Rescue Village, network via social media, friends, family and local ads to find your cat or dog a new home.
Step 2: If you are unable to find a new home for your cat or dog, fill out a Cat Surrender Form or Dog Surrender Form online and submit them to us. You can also download these forms and scan, email, or mail them to us.
Step 3: You will be notified by an employee of Rescue Village when we receive your form. If we can accept your animal, we will then schedule you an appointment to bring in your animal. We will do our best to admit your animal into our care, but we cannot make any guarantees of being able to accept all animals. Additionally, the timing of your appointment will vary depending on the type of animal you are looking to surrender and other upcoming intakes we might have already scheduled.
Step 4: At the time of surrender, you will be required to pay a $50 surrender fee to contribute to the cost of caring for your animal.
Please note: an appointment to surrender your pet is requested so we’re better prepared for your animal’s arrival. We ask for these appointments so we can manage our shelter population, avoid overcrowding, and ensure we are appropriately resourced to meet the needs of the animals we are privileged to serve. We do not euthanize for time or space – asking for appointments for owned animals is one strategy we employ to uphold this commitment.