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Relinquish Your Pet

There are many reasons you may need to relinquish your pet and our staff will treat both you and your pet with compassion during this process.

Our Admissions Center is open daily, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for all pet relinquishments. Please keep the following in mind:

Jefferson County Resident Relinquish Fees

As an open admission shelter, we ask for relinquishment fees. However, we will accept any animal regardless of the ability to pay the fee.

Out-Of-County Relinquish Fees

Please note relinquishing pets at your local County shelter will likely reduce the relinquish fee significantly. Dogs and cats are taken on a space-available basis. Due to housing limitations, we do not take certain animals from out-of-county as we do not have the resources to best meet their needs.

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