Surrender an Animal

In 2015, more than 7 million companion animals entered US shelters. Unfortunately, it is estimated that 3 million (or 43%) of them were euthanized. These statistics are tough to accept, especially when you consider 2.4 million (or 80%) of the 3 million that were killed were considered to be healthy or treatable.

When you process the statistics above, we hope you can understand why our first response when you contact us to surrender an animal will be to look for a solution to keep your pet or family member's pet in a home.

We understand that life happens and we will work with you when it does. All animal welfare organizations are challenged by various resource constraints. We all want to help, but please recognize Happily Ever After's services are in extra high demand as we provide an alternative that includes lifetime care when necessary. Any companion animal that receives our care will live without the fear of euthanasia.

If you have encountered a life changing circumstance that requires you to consider surrendering your pet, please fill out our surrender application. There may be considerable wait time for our intake services so we do recommend that you continue to look for alternative solutions after submitting an application.

What happens next?Looking for a solution?

When surrendering an animal to us or anyone else, you are making a life-changing decision for your pet. We ask that you weigh all of the options before making this decision.

First consider the reason why you are considering surrendering your pet. Below are some of the most common reasons people share with us as to why they consider surrendering their pet and fairly simple solutions that we have seen work.

We also suggest sharing your experiences with friends, family and co-workers. Often times someone you know may have gone through a similar situation or know someone else who has.Completing the application
Since our founding in 2006, we have seen great progress in the companion animal welfare world. Needless killing in shelters continues to decline. Organizations across the country are moving toward a no-kill measure. The agreed upon no-kill measure has been defined as a 90% live release rate. Our view is that 90% isn't enough. We are determined to see the day when the remaining 10% receive continued care and love too.

Innovative solutions are produced when killing is removed from the equation.
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