How To Properly

Surrender a Pet

Appointments must be made for all pet surrender requests. Due to limited space, we are unable to accept walk-ins.

Surrender Requests

Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter offers compassion and understanding to owners who wish to surrender their pets. If you have exhausted all efforts to rehome the pet yourself, please use our form below. A member of our team will contact you within 3 to 5 business days to discuss the best options for your pet.

Please wait for our call. This is important. Though we know you may feel you have to surrender your pet right away, we very hard to ensure that we have the time and space for new animals before they come in. Bringing your pet in without an appointment can result in stress for your pet and may even negatively affect his or her chances of being placed.

The cost to surrender is $300 per pet. If your animal has bitten or broken skin in the last 2 months, please let us know.

Turning in a Stray

Our shelter is often filled to capacity with surrendered cats and kittens during the summer months. Bringing in a stray cat may not be in his/her best interest if the cat appears healthy and thriving in the community. If you have found a stray dog, please contact the animal control office in your town for the next steps.

Surrender Prevention Options

Our goal is to work with pet owners, empowering them to take an active role in determining the best outcome for their pets. We encourage all pet owners to consider other options for help or private rehoming prior to surrendering their pet.

Placement Options

No one is in a better position to find your pet a new home than you are. Before applying to surrender your pet, we recommend you attempt to find him or her a new home yourself using websites like Home To Home.

If you have an emergency, have found a stray cat or kitten or you need to surrender a dog immediately, please contact your local animal control for assistance.