Surrendering a pet? You are not alone. Many of the pets we receive each year are given up by their owners. Giving up a pet is a difficult decision to make, but there are other options too. Consider Re-homing your pet before bringing it to the shelter.

If you have decided you just want to surrender your pet, please make sure you meet the requirements and provide the following information below.

Requirements to Surrender A Pet

To surrender a pet at the Hancock County Animal Shelter, you must be a county resident.

Information You Are Required to Provide

  • Contact Information: Name, Address, and Phone Number
  • Any veterinary records you have for your pet.
  • The fee for surrendering a pet is $15 for a single animal, $25 for multiple animals.

Animals surrendered by appointment ONLY, contact the shelter during normal business hours Monday – Friday 10:00 am -4:00 pm (Closed for lunch 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm)at (228) 466.4516.