Gaston County

NORTH CAROLINA

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Animal Care and Enforcement

Alternative Solutions To Surrendering A Pet

Surrendering your pet to a shelter should be a last resort, not a first option.

Rabies and Microchip ClinicOur goal is to provide resources and possible alternative solutions to pet relinquishment, to keep more pets in homes and out of shelters. If you are considering surrendering a pet to Animal Care and Enforcement or any shelter, please review the following information first. 

By providing a wide-array of free and low-cost resources that may serve as alternative solutions to pet relinquishment, our goal is to save more lives while providing meaningful, supportive community education on the responsibilities of pet ownership.  If any of the below scenarios apply to your situation, we can help you! 

Please click to find resources and solutions:

I am willing to try to find a new home for my pet.

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I am moving and can't take my pet with me.

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My pet has a behavior issue that I am having trouble managing.

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I cannot afford my pet's medical care.

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Someone in my home is allergic to the pet.

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I cannot afford to vaccinate my pet.

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I cannot afford to feed my pet.

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A person in my home is pregnant.

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I have found a stray pet.

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I am in an emergency situation and need temporary housing for my pet.

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I have feral/unsocialized cats on my property.

 

Relinquishing A Pet to Animal Care and Enforcement

By continuing to our admissions page, you acknowledge that you have read all of the options listed above and have, to the best of your ability, pursued all available alternatives to surrendering a pet. 

Click here to proceed to our Admissions page.