Relinquishing a Pet – Owner Release
For many people, surrendering a pet can be emotionally upsetting. The Inland Valley Humane Society staff recognizes that this is a very difficult time. Please learn more about our Home To Home™ direct-to-adopter program below to re-home your pet without having to bring your animal to the shelter.
If you are not able to use the Home To Home™ program or find friends or family members to take in your pet, please follow the steps below before contacting us. We first encourage you to consult your veterinarian for behavioral or health concerns prior to relinquishing your pet.
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Find your pet a new, loving home with Home To Home™
Home To Home™ is a unique, direct-to-adopter tool for pet guardians looking to re-home their animals. In just a few simple steps, pets can find a loving new home without ever seeing the inside of a shelter, allowing them to transition from one home straight into another.
Home To Home™ is free to use for both guardians and adopters, and gives animals needing a new home the best of both worlds: their current guardian can find the best fit, and their adopter can learn all about their personality and preferences first-hand, by directly speaking to the current pet owner. It’s a win-win for all!
You don’t have to make that choice. The knock on the door from your landlord claiming you have 24 hours to remove your pet can be terrifying. But don’t panic – you have rights! Your landlord or home owners assocation can’t just throw you and your pet out on the street.
You can’t be evicted overnight. Eviction is a complex legal process. You must be notified every step of the way and be given a chance to tell your side of the story in court.
Your landlord can’t go into your apartment and remove your pet or force you out without following the legal process.
Even if your lease your doesn’t specifically allow pets or if you don’t even have a lease, you may have a legal right to keep your pet under federal, state or local laws.
The Inland Valley Humane Society & SPCA may be able to help you keep your pet at home or there may be alternative re-homing options available to you. Please consider the following alternatives before surrendering your pet. What challenges are you facing with your pet? Please click the links below to learn about resources that may assist you with keeping your pet. Please be advised that we can only take your pet if you live within our service area and you have tried every resource available to you before contacting us. Thank you.
Rescue groups are a great alternative before surrendering your pet to us. We recommend researching any rescue group prior to surrendering your pet to them.
If you would like to surrender your pet, you will need to make an appointment by filling out an Animal Relinquishment Form to request an appointment.
If you make an appointment, there is no guarantee that the shelter will take your animal in.
Please be aware that we can only take in pets from our service areas:
San Antonio Heights