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 Relinquish of Ownership - Surrendering


  • All intakes are done by appointment only!  Stray dogs and sick/injured cats can be brought in any time during Intake Center Open Hours.  Cats are "free roaming" in Pennsylvania and need an appointment to be brought in for space constraints and the over health of our cat population.


  • You must be at least 18 years of age and the legal owner of the animal/s to possibly surrender! If the animal/s are accepted into our adoption program, you will be required to fill out and sign a Relinquish of Ownership form. By signing the surrender form you will be releasing all rights and legal ownership of the animal/s to The ANNA Shelter! Previous owners are welcome to call in as much as they'd like to check up on the animal/s that were surrendered but we do advise against stopping in to see them! 


  • An intake fee is not required however we do greatly rely on monetary donations to help offset the cost of basic/veterinary care for the animal/s here at the shelter. If you have the means to donate, please do so! Any amount helps and is appreciated!


  • We may not be able to accept owner surrenders at any given time as we take in surrenders only as space allows! Our primary focus is for stray animals (homeless/without owners). Although every effort is made to take in as many animals as possible, this is not always feasible.  Please be patient with your requests.  We must put the interest of the animals first.  Overcrowding is not an option!


  • Only adoptable animals are accepted into our adoption program.  If your pet has incurable/terminal health issues or has temperament/behavior issues that make him/her dangerous he/she may not be fit for our program.  We can discuss that with you at the time of your initial consultation.


  • There is no time limit for an animal in our program. As long as the animal is adoptable - it will remain at the shelter until we find its forever home.

We are a private non-profit no kill shelter and do the best we can with limited resources.

We ask for your understanding with our policies and your compliance.

The best interest of the animals is what we have in mind.

Surrender Request

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