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Do you need to surrender a pet?

Do you have a pet that you can no longer keep?
Please read below for some important reminders.


DON’T leave your animal at the shelter in the dead of night alone.

Inclement weather (cold, rain, thunder, etc) may cause your pet to suffer both physically as well as emotionally. There is no guarantee that the pet will remain in the container or kennel. Tying a dog to the fence could cause death by strangulation as the dog sees you leave.

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DON'T drop your pet off in the woods or countryside.

Don't assume that it can take care of itself. Domesticated pets lack the skill set to survive on their own and may die of starvation or injury.


DON'T abandon your pet in a house or apartment.

If you are moving out of your apartment/home please do not leave your pet behind assuming that someone will eventually find it. It could be weeks, months or years before someone moves into that place and your pet will starve to death.


DON'T give your pet away to a stranger.

You don't know if that person is a responsible owner or even honest. Pets that end up in the wrong hands may be abused or used as bait in dog fighting.

DO try to place your pet with a trusted family member or friend.

Find a family member who you are confident will love and care for your pet properly and will keep you informed of its welfare. Be sure the friend or relative understands the commitment of time and resources your pet requires and that they would like the pet because it will be a good fit for their home. Shelters receive many pets from people who knew the previous owners and wanted to help them by taking in a pet, but who did so without realizing the efforts involved in keeping the animal.


PLEASE reach out to us if you have exhausted all other options.

Many people are afraid that if they bring a pet to a shelter it will be automatically euthanized,. Most shelters are really good about rehoming animals to new and loving families. We will work with you to find placement for you animals. Please feel free to ask us any questions about surrendering your animal to us, but please do your diligence in trying to find proper placement before hand.

If you still need to surrender your pet and only after you have talked to us directly, please fill out our owner surrender form so we have all the information we need in looking for a new, properly fitting home for your beloved animal 

SURRENDER FORM

 

17 Lower Road
Minot, Maine 04258

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