As a life-saving shelter, Angels of Assisi cannot accept every animal brought to our shelter. We utilize every tool at our disposal, and will not resort to euthanasia to control the number of pets at our Adoption Center. Therefore, we will accept the surrender of owned cats and dogs by appointment only, as space allows.
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:
WHAT TO DO IF YOU NEED TO SURRENDER YOUR PET
You have a number of choices, and just one of them is surrendering your pet to Angels of Assisi. If you have exhausted alternatives to relinquishment, here is how our admissions process works.
WHAT YOU SHOULD EXPECT
Angels of Assisi will accept the surrender of owned cats and dogs by appointment only. If we have space available in our shelter, we will schedule you an appointment. If there is not space available, you will be placed on our waiting list and will receive an email when space becomes available. This could take between 1 week to several months depending upon the type of animal and the time of year. We suggest using every method possible to rehome your pet on your own. Adopt-a-pet’s Rehome program is an excellent resource for marketing and processing potential homes. Please let us know if you no longer need to surrender your pet to us so we can remove you from the list.
We currently have no space available and are working off of the waiting list.
To be placed on the list:
Angels of Assisi does not accept stray animals from the public. Guardians who have lost their pets need a central location to find them, and that is the local municipal agency (pound). Under state law, stray animals must be held for a mandatory stray period in order to provide guardians adequate time to locate their lost pets. Angels of Assisi must fully utilize all available shelter space to save as many lives as possible. This is best achieved by allowing animal control agencies to perform the function of impounding stray pets as is required of them by law. If you have found a stray pet, please contact the animal control for your locality, contact information is provided below.
HOW THE PROCESS WORKS
Each day Angels of Assisi staff assess the amount of space available in the shelter as animals find homes through the Adoption center. Based on the number of adoptions and available cages and kennels, a staff member will email you based upon your order on the waiting list to schedule appointments for the week. Appointments are scheduled from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Each appointment should take approximately 30 minutes.
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU ARRIVE
WHAT TO DO IF YOU NEED TO SURRENDER YOUR PET TODAY
If you opt not to wait for space to become available at Angels of Assisi, you may want to consider other options.
1. Find a new home for the pet yourself with friends, neighbors, family or co-workers.
2. Place your pet temporarily with friends, family or possibly a boarding facility until space becomes available at Angels of Assisi.
3. Surrender your pet to your county or city animal control. Agencies may vary, so please ask them about their policies surrounding adoption and euthanasia of owned pets. A shelter should be your last resort.
|Regional Center for Animal Care & Protection:||344-4922|
|Roanoke City Animal Control:||853-1690|
|Roanoke County Animal Control:||562-3265|
|Botetourt County Animal Control:||473-8230|
|Vinton Animal Control:||562-3265|
|Salem Animal Control:||375-3038|