Surrender Your Pet
Here at the Humane Society of Charlotte, we strive to find appropriate placement for healthy and treatable animals in our care. We are also committed to helping pet owners keep their pets in their family whenever possible. We understand that sometimes that is not an option and the decision to surrender is not an easy one, so we aim to make this process seamless. The first step in the surrender process is for the pet owner to complete a form for their animal – cat surrender form or dog surrender form and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org for review.
Alternatives to Surrendering Your Family Pet:
Pet Retention – Safety Net
The Humane Society of Charlotte is committed to helping pet owners keep their pets in their family whenever possible. If you have to surrender your pet due to cost of care (i.e. medical expenses, food and supplies etc.) please consider contacting our HSC Safety Net Coordinator, as we may be able help you keep your pet. Learn more by visiting our HSC Community Outreach Safety Net page or email HSC’s Safety Net Coordinator.
The shelter environment can be inherently stressful so your pet may be better suited for adoption from your home where they are in their family setting. The HSC iCare program is designed for us to help you find placement for yourself. This allows the pet to stay in a familiar, less stressful environment and gives you the opportunity to decide whom you want to place your pet with. Visit our iCare Rehoming page.
The Humane Society of Charlotte offers behavioral counseling and assistance to help you resolve whatever behavioral concerns you may be experiencing. Sometimes pet owners feel they don’t have a choice but to surrender their pet due to behavioral concerns in the home (i.e. pets not getting along, destructive behaviors, aggression etc.) We can setup time for a behavior consult to discuss the particular concerns you are experiencing and see if we can find an alternative to surrender and to keep them with you, their family. Learn more about behavior assistance.