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Give Up a Pet

Many times, a pet is surrendered because the owner feels they have no other choice or is unaware of resources that can keep their pet in their home. We may be able to help you find alternatives to surrendering your beloved pet.

1. Alternatives and Resources: Staying Home is the Best Option for Your Pet

Most often, the best possible option is for your pet to stay with you. There are many resources available that could help you address medical or behavioral challenges. If you are facing housing issues or having financial hardship, programs exist to help you while you get back on your feet.


Many pet-related problems are solvable! Talk to our staff about your situation. Whether it’s a behavior concern, a housing issue or another kind of crisis, we’re here to help and advise you. HSWC has programs and resources in the following areas to help pet owners in crisis:

  • Behavior issues

  • Cost of medical care

  • Cost of supplies/food

  • Housing options

  • Too many pets 

  • Spay and neuter needs

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