SAVE is a limited admission shelter and like most organizations, we are only permitted to have a certain number of animals housed at our facility. When you need to surrender your pet, please contact the shelter at 609-921-6122. We will evaluate each situation individually.
Some information that you should be aware of:
- We can only take in animals when space is available. Because SAVE does not euthanize animals based on space or time limits, our residents stay with us until they find new homes.
- CATS: We are not able to house feral cats, or special needs cats (diabetics, leukemia/FIV positive cats, or terminally ill cats).
- DOGS: All dog owners must schedule a behavior assessment by our staff to determine if we are able to accept your pet into our shelter. Dogs with serious behavior issues like aggression may not be accepted into our adoption program.
- There is an owner surrender fee when relinquishing a pet to SAVE. The fee is vital to helping the shelter with the care that the pet may require during his/her stay at SAVE.
In many circumstances, we may be able to offer advice to those in need, so that relinquishment is not necessary. We understand that you love your pet and want to do everything in your power to keep your companion in your family.