• owner surrender program

    The Humane Society of Charlotte is a limited admission shelter, which means we can only take in what we have room to house and that we do not euthanize for time or space. Please understand that the Humane Society of Charlotte is committed to each of our dogs or cats for life! Because of the quality of care administered to all of our homeless pets, we require a $50 surrender fee if your pet is accepted into our adoption program. This nominal fee does not come close to covering the significant cost of medically caring for, sheltering, and adopting out your pet. Please complete the surrender form and contact your veterinarian to obtain all updated medical information.

    Cat Surrender Form

    Dog Surrender Form

    Please submit the following information:

    • The surrender form.
    • Veterinary records providing up to date vaccination records as well as a current Rabies Certificate.
    • Heartworm test results for dogs over 6 months of age. (If a dog is heartworm positive, the surrender fee will be $250 to cover the cost of the treatment).
    • Negative test results for Feline Leukemia and FIV.
    • A recent picture of your pet.

     Please note: We are willing to work around financial barriers, please make the Intake Coordinator aware of your situation.

    Email or fax all required information to: intakes@humanecharlotte.org or 704-332-8010. Please note that all emails and pictures sent need to have you and your pet’s name in the subject line.

    Once received, we will review your application and contact you within 72 hours to let you know if a behavior and medical assessment will be scheduled.

    Unfortunately, the Humane Society of Charlotte cannot accept dogs or cats with a history of aggression towards people and/or other animals or ringworm. Dogs and cats in declining health (kidney or liver failure, Parvovirus, canine or feline distemper, Feline Leukemia or FIV, et cetera) may also be declined. In these situations, we will provide additional referral information or assistance in helping you make a humane decision regarding your pet.

    For additional information, please contact us by email or call us at 704-337-0534.

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