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Surrender an Animal

Considering Surrender?

We recognize making the decision to rehome your animal is not an easy decision. If there is anything we might be able to do to help you troubleshoot the situation you are facing please reach out to us. We often advise owners facing medical or behavioral issues with their pets and can also point you to some additional resources to help you find a new home for your pet while they stay with you. Please visit the location-specific links below for contact information for our adoption centers.

If you do need to surrender your animal to the MSPCA, we will do our best to make your pet as comfortable as possible at our adoption center. The shelter environment can be a very stressful place but our staff and volunteers work hard to provide the care and compassion every individual animal deserves. It is important for you to also know that we do not make euthanasia decisions based on length of stay or space.  Euthanasia decisions are made when an animal is not thriving in the shelter setting, is unsafe to manage in the shelter, or is not medically or behaviorally sound for adoption. We are here to be a resource to you and your pet. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

Steps to Take before Bringing Your Pet to Us

Please consider possible alternatives that may be better for your pet. If you found a stray pet, click here.

  1. Consider finding a new home for your pet while they stay with you.
  2. Financial Troubles? We might be able to help! Follow these links to get information about our financial assistance programs for pets and equine animals. We also may be able to assist with temporary food for your pet and offer low cost vaccines/spay/neuter. Look below and contact the individual adoption center closest to you to learn more.
  3. Is it allergies? We have some helpful advice that may do the trick.
  4. Are you having trouble finding pet-friendly housing?
  5. Is it a medical or behavior issue? Introducing new pets or family members? Check our free pet owner guides for solutions.
  6. Call one of our Adoption Centers. Call one of our adoption centers, we may be able to offer suggestions and helpful advice based on your exact circumstances. Click on the Adoption Center closest to you below to learn more.

Surrendering your Pet to the MSPCA

If you are no longer able to care for your animal, you can bring him/her to the MSPCA. We ask that you call our adoption centers in order to make an appointment for surrender. Our Adoption Centers take in owned animals as well as stray cats and small mammals. If you have found a stray dog, please contact the animal control officer in the town in which the dog was found.

 

Please click on the Adoption Center closest to you to learn more about the process for surrendering your pet or bringing in a stray cat or small animal.

Boston Adoption Center

Boston Adoption Center

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Methuen Adoption Center

Methuen Adoption Center

Also known as Noble Adoption Center, Nevins Farm.

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Cape Cod Adoption Center

Cape Cod Adoption Center

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Equine and Farm Center

Equine and Farm Center

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