How to relinquish an animal
If you would like to bring your dog or cat to the SAS to be rehomed, please first give us a call at 607-547-8111 ext. 102 so that we can discuss your situation and set up an appointment if relinquishment is the best option.
At your appointment, you will be asked to sign an owner release form and an fill out an animal history form so that we can learn as much as we can about your pet in order to find them the best fit for their personality and needs.
Please bring medical paperwork and any other information you have on your pet. Our surrender fee for dogs and adult cats is $40 and $20 for kittens. This fee covers a small portion of the cost of care we provide each animal at the SAS.
Animals we cannot take or are not eligible for adoption
- Feral cats (feral meaning cannot be handled)
- Animals who have been attack-trained
- Animals who display severe aggression in such a way that our staff cannot safely handle them
The SAS is a NO KILL shelter meaning we do not euthanize for time or space. We do our very best to provide each animal with what they need to healthy, happy and successfully placed into a great home. However, there are circumstances in which euthanasia is the best option; if an animal has an incurable medical condition where they are suffering OR if an animal is so aggressive that we feel it would be unsafe to adopt them out. If we deem an animal you have surrendered may need to be euthanized, we will call and notify you first.