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Owner Surrender Form Completed. We will contact you IF we can take your unwanted pet into our rescue program.
Before Surrendering PLEASE be sure
you have exhausted all other options.
Before you surrender your pet, please be sure that you have exhausted all other options. Once you surrender you do not have an option to reclaim your pet nor do you have any part of the placement and / or future of your surrendered pet.
The majority of our animals enter our facility through shelter transfers. We rescue animals from local animal controls when their required stray holding period has ended & they have not been reclaimed or are sick and injured. We are not licensed by the State of Illinois to take in stray animals. They must be surrendered to your local animal control. Please do not contact us about strays.
A small percentage of animals we take in are owner surrenders. Owners who wish to surrender their pet must complete the “Owner Surrender Request” below. PLEASE attach photos of the pet you are surrendering.
If you have waited until the last minute and only have a short time to surrender your pet, we cannot help you. This takes time for us to secure a foster home who will be committed to the care of your pet. Typically we require 7-10 days. Submitting a request does not guarantee placement.
Our Intake Committee reviews all owner surrender requests to determine whether or not the animal is suitable for our adoption program. If appropriate, an appointment will be arranged to assess the animal medically and behaviorally at which time a determination will be made on whether or not to accept the animal.
Please keep in mind that if your animal is accepted, there will be a surrender fee. Unaltered (not spayed or neutered) animals will require a $100 surrender fee and altered animals will require a $50 surrender fee.