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If an animal is surrendered by its owner, the animal can ONLY be returned to the same owner that surrendered the animal. The owner will be responsible for paying any fee’s or citations when claiming the animal. However once an animal is surrendered by its owner, it can be placed for immediate adoption. Once an animal has been placed for adoption, that animal can no longer be claimed by its former owner.
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Animals that are classified as an Owner Surrender are typically kept in the shelter for a minimum of seventy-two (72) hours. However once an animal is surrendered by its owner, it can be placed for immediate adoption.
If someone is wanting to surrender their pet they must sign the form attesting the animal is theirs as well as provide proof of ownership which can include a photographic timeline, medical records, bill of sale, etc. If they cannot provide this, the animal will have to complete a stray hold of 72-hours before being placed up for adoption.