Surrender an Animal

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.
  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. If you are thinking of surrendering an animal to our Boston Adoption Center, you can also email us at and we may be able to help troubleshoot the situation you are facing with your animal.

Surrendering your Pet to the MSPCA

*Appointments are required for Equine & Farm Animal Center surrenders, please call our Barn Staff at (978) 687-7453 ext. 6113

If you are no longer able to care for or keep your animal, you can bring him/her to the MSPCA. Our shelters take in owned animals as well as stray cats and small mammals. If you find a stray dog please contact the animal control officer in the town in which the dog was found.


*Appointments are required for Equine & Farm Animal Center surrenders, please call our Barn Staff at (978) 687-7453 ext. 6113 .

**Suggested donation amounts vary for horses and farm animals according to cost transportation.

Surrender Hours and Locations

Boston Adoption Center

350 South Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02130
(617) 522-5055
Tuesday – Friday 1pm – 4pm
*Closed Tuesday Aug 30th for Maintenance*

Noble Adoption Center

400 Broadway
Methuen, MA 01844
(978) 687-7453 x6101
Tuesday – Friday 12pm – 4pm

Cape Cod Adoption Center

1577 Falmouth Rd.
Centerville, MA 02632
 (508) 775-0940
Tuesday – Friday 1pm – 4pm

Equine & Farm Center

400 Broadway
Methuen, MA 01844
(978) 687-7453, press 8, followed by extension 6113
By Appointment Only

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