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Surrender Process

Hills Food, Shelter & Love


There are many reasons that ownership of an animal is relinquished to a shelter. At SCAC we do not pass judgement on anyone who surrenders their beloved pet (or a stray animal)to our care - this difficult choice shows that the best interest of the animal is being considered.

It is important to note that SCAC is a limited-admission shelter, and we can only accept a surrendered animal IF and WHEN we have the space. Please schedule your surrender in advance with our Feline Coordinator (802-375-2898 ext.304) or Canine Coordinator (802-375-2898 ext.305).

We attempt to make the surrender process relatively quick and easy. Please review these surrender guidelines, then contact the shelter with additional questions or to schedule an appointment.

Do you have a feline mom and litter?

Consider participating in our Spay-the-Mom program. You bring the mom and litter to SCAC, and we will care for the group until the kittens are weaned. We will then spay and vaccinate the mom and return her to your home. We keep the kittens, prepare them for adoption, and find their loving forever homes.

A fee of $45 is charged to cover the cost of spaying the mom.

Contact our Feline Coordinator for information.