Giving up a beloved pet
At the DSPCA, our goal is to see companion animals remain in their homes as cherished family members.
When you choose to have a pet, you must also choose to be a responsible owner and love and provide for your pet for the rest of its life. We do understand that sometimes life gets rough and we have to make difficult decisions. In some cases, that means giving up a beloved pet.
We often see companion animals surrendered at our rescue and re-homing centre for behavioral problems. It is worth remembering that if the behavior has only started recently there may be something physically wrong with your pet. Please contact your own Veterinary Surgeon or The Vet Clinic @ The DSPCA for a full physical assessment of your pet.
Other reasons people need to re-home their family pet are financial difficulty, moving abroad or moving to a place that doesn’t allow pets. If these situations are the reasons you are considering surrendering your animal to the DSPCA, we do ask that you read the following information.
Your pets welfare
Please remember, you made a promise to your pet when you took it into your home. Your pet has provided you with a gift of love, and although sometimes there are circumstances beyond our control, you owe it to your companion to do all that you can to ensure they are happy and healthy and remain part of your life.