Owner Surrender/Relinquishing an Animal

  • Relinquishing ownership of a pet is a difficult decision. The staff at HSHC is available to provide you with alternatives to owner relinquishment or to walk you through the process if the decision to sign over ownership is final. Please note the following:

  • To ensure relinquishment is the right decision for both your family and your pet, you must speak to a staff member prior to bringing the animal into HSHC.

  • A valid photo ID verifying you are a Henderson County resident is required.

  • To assist HSHC with the cost of caring for your relinquished pet, there will be a fee of $25 plus tax associated with each animal relinquished.