Before you surrender a pet
we understand that sometimes it's just not possible to keep a pet, but before making that decision please consider all your options. When a pet is surrendered to a shelter the transition is difficult for them. Shelters are a high stress environment even for the most well-adjusted animal.
before you make your final Decision Please do the following:
- Consult a trainer or behaviorist for help with behavior problems, call us if you need assistance finding someone
- Talk to your veterinarian to rule out possible medical issues your pet may be experiencing, biting can be from pain
- look for an alternative place to live that accepts pets
- talk with friends and family for a possible new home for your pet
- re-home your pet yourself. this transition is much easier than a shelter and you will know where your pet is going.
Please also consider the don'ts
- don't drop your pet off in the woods or countryside. It is likely they will starve or risk injury
- don't abandon your animal in a house or apartment thinking they will find a new home. this doesn't happen
- don't give your pet to a stranger. pets that end up in the wrong hands are often abused or may be sold to a research laboratory
if you have exhausted all other avenues, consider surrendering your animal to noah's ark.
Necessary documents to surrender;
- valid photo id
- Any pertinent records on the animal, i.e. medical records, registration papers, bill of sale, etc.
- Owners signature must be provided for noah's ark to accept an animal
- we do not require a surrender fee but a donation is appreciated to help offset the costs for caring for your pet.
We do not take aggressive animals. we are a limited intake facility so please call ahead and check availability and make appointment for surrender.