Columbus Lowndes Humane Society

50 Airline Road  •  Columbus, MS 39702  •  (662) 327-3107 phone  •  (662) 798-0063 fax  •  Find Us on Facebook

Animal Surrender

Are you considering giving up your pet?

We understand that sometimes it's just not possible to keep a pet, but before making the decision to give up your pet, please consider all of your options. When you surrender a pet to any shelter, the transition can be difficult. Shelters are stressful environments for even the most well-adjusted animal. 

Before you make the final decision to surrender your animal, please do these things:

  • Consult a trainer or behaviorist for help with common behavioral problems.
  • Talk with your veterinarian to rule out possible medical issues your pet may be experiencing.
  • Look for an alternate place to live that accepts pets.
  • Talk with friends or family to determine if they would be able to commit to taking care of your pet.
  • Re-home your pet to a new home yourself. This transition will be much easier for your pet and will allow you to know that he is going to a good new home.

Please also consider the following advice:

  • DON'T drop your pet off in the woods or countryside, assuming that it can take care of itself. Pets lack the skills to survive on their own and may die of starvation or injury.
  • DON'T abandon your pet in a house or apartment you are moving out of, thinking that someone will eventually find it. This doesn't always happen.
  • DON'T give your pet away to a stranger. You don't know if that person is a responsible owner or even honest. Pets that end up in the wrong hands may be abused or sold to research laboratories.

If you have made every attempt to find your pet a home and have been unsuccessful; and you live in the city of Columbus or Lowndes County; you can surrender your pet here for a $20 surrender fee for each dog and a $10 surrender fee for each cat. If you found a stray and live in the city of Columbus or Lowndes County you can bring that animal to the CLHS. We encourage people to bring lost or abandoned animals to our shelter in hopes we can find their owners or a new forever home.

Animals may be surrendered Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

No animals can be surrendered at any other times.

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