Surrendering Your Pet

All surrenders must have a booked appointment.

Surrender Admissions

Surrender Admission Requirements

The Cambridge and District Humane Society should be your last resort of placing your animal. Before contacting us you should attempt to place the animal in another home on your own. Ask friends and family if they are interested in the pet, ask neighbors, put up posters at your local pet store, pet park and veterinary clinics. Placing your animal in a shelter will be stressful and difficult for your animal and we are eager to avoid this if possible.

At the Cambridge and District Humane Society our ability to take in cats and dogs (and other small animals) directly from the public changes daily. It depends on our available space, our current population, and how quickly the animals already here are finding homes.

Therefore all surrenders must have a booked appointment. In addition, the pets being surrendered to us must meet health and behavior requirements. The Cambridge and District Humane Society is a charity and relies on private donations to continue helping the thousands of animals we take in.

When surrendering an animal you will be required to provide:

  • Photo Identification
  • Proof that the animal is yours and you have the right to surrender it
  • All veterinary records you have for the animal
  • Fill out an in depth questionnaire regarding the animal
  • Read, sign and understand the surrender form.

Please Note: All surrenders must have a booked appointment

A surrender fee may be charged at the time of admittance. For more information, please call the shelter to speak with our Animal Care Supervisor, 519-623-7722.

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