Surrender Your Pet
Pets may be surrendered at the Animal Services shelter at no charge. Proof of ownership is required to surrender your pet.
There is no age limit on the pet to be surrendered.
- By law, stray dogs over 6 months of age must be held for 5 days in order to give owners a chance to claim the animals.
- If a dog is healthy and not aggressive, it will be placed for adoption. Aggressive animals will not be placed for adoption.
- Sick and/or injured dogs will receive basic medical care or may be sent to a rescue group to recuperate and be adopted.
- Suffering animals may be euthanized if necessary.
- There is a 24-hour stray hold for puppies less than 6 months of age.
- There is no hold period for cats or owner-surrendered dogs.
- Animals that have not been adopted after the 5 day holding period may be euthanized soon after.
Previous pet owners who wish to find out if their former pet was adopted can call 3-1-1. Pet identification number is required.
Over 27,000 pets are brought to Animal Services each year, and sadly, there are not nearly enough homes for all of them. Spay or neuter your pets. It saves lives.Back to Top Page Last Edited: Wed Oct 2, 2013 11:41:56 AM
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