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Surrender Policy

It is our hope to support all pet owners to be able to keep their pets when possible. However, when this is not possible there are options. 

We understand there are situations where it becomes impossible for a family to keep their pet. If this is the case, there are resources available to rehome your pet without needing to surrender it to a shelter.

You can learn more about rehoming your pet through the link below or by clicking here.

 If you are inquiring about surrendering your personal pet, please fill out the Contact form. Once your form has been reviewed you will be contacted by a staff member that may have more questions for you and will determine if we have the space to take in your pet. We recommend reaching out to other rescues as well as space can be limited. There is a $80 surrender fee that is required at the time of surrender. This fee will go towards the animal’s veterinary exam needed in order to be placed for adoption.

If you are interested in rehoming your pet without it needing to come into the shelter, you can use Adopt-a-Pet’s free online rehoming service.

You can get started by clicking below:

*Please note that when a pet is surrendered to the SMAS, the animal becomes the property of SMAS. If the owner decides later that they want their animal back in their home, the owner will have to follow adoption procedures. It is not a guarantee that the owner will be able to adopt their animal back. Therefore, it is essential that you are absolutely sure about your decision to surrender a pet.*

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