Shelby Humane Society Pet Surrender FAQ
- I can no longer keep my pet, can I surrender to SHS?
- Is SHS a no-kill facility?
- Is there a fee to surrender my pet?
- How long does SHS keep pets before they are euthanized?
- How can I find out if my pet was adopted?
- I changed my mind and would like to come back for my pet, what do I need to do?
- I adopted a pet from SHS. Can I return the pet if he/she is not a good fit for my home?
We understand there are circumstances where finding your pet a new home may seem like the best option. Is your pet having behavioral or medical issues? Are you struggling financially? In the event you can no longer care for your pet, please contact us at 205.669.3916. We may be able to help you keep your pet!
Check out our many resources available to pet owners who are struggling with behavioral problems with their pets:
- I’m Moving – What do I do?
- My cat is having litter box problems
- How can I housetrain my dog?
- How can I get my dog to behave better around my children?
- My dog is a destructive chewer. What can I do?
SHS tries to find a home for every pet that enters our care. However, adoption may not always be possible for sick or aggressive animals.
You must be a Shelby County Resident to surrender an animal. If you wish to do so, our hours are as follows:
Wednesday – 10a-5p
Thursday – 10a-5p
Friday – 10a-5p
Saturday – 10a-3p
When surrendering a pet:
- You must be 19 years of age or older.
- Bring your ID or utility bill with your name and Shelby County address on it.
- If you are surrendering your own animal, please bring any of your pet’s veterinary records or any medications they may require.
- It’s free to surrender your animal, however, it costs approximately $15 a day for each pet in our care. Donations are appreciated!
Feel free to complete the intake surrender form before you get here!