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Owner Surrender Applications

Owner Surrender, or relinquishing rights of ownership of your animal to the Hopkins County Humane Society, is a very difficult time not only for the family, but for the animal as well. Going from a family and a home environment to a shelter setting is not only scary for your pet, but it can be extremely stressful as well. We do everything we can to try to ease the animal's discomfort, but it may still be overwhelming. However, we do understand, that there are times when Owner Surrender is the only option left and we are here to help you every step of the way! 

Below are the applications for Owner Surrender. Please click on the correct animal type and submit the application. A staff member will then be in contact with you to schedule an appointment to bring the animal to our facility.

*Please note, we do not accept out-of-county Owner Surrendered animals (proof of residency is required), we also do not accept the owner surrender of livestock or other farm animals. Please understand that all intakes, including Owner Surrendered animals, are scheduled by appointment. We have a limited number of spots available each week for Owner Surrendered animals due to the capacity constraints of the shelter; understand that some appointments for Owner Surrenders may be 1-2 weeks out, especially during peak seasons or in the event of us handling a hoarding situation or natural disaster. 

Image by Ken Reid

Dog Surrender

Image by Laura Chouette

Cat Surrender

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