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Surrendering Your Pet

Our goal is to keep people and pets together. If you are considering surrendering your pet, please read our Alternatives to Surrender. There may be a solution to keep your pet happy and healthy at home and even strengthen your bond to them.  

If you have considered alternatives and still need to surrender your pet, please fill out the proper form below. We understand that giving up your pet to a shelter can be a difficult and emotional decision. The York County SPCA provides a non-judgmental approach to working with you and your pet.

First, please complete the appropriate form as truthfully and detailed as possible. A YCSPCA staff member will review the form and contact you to schedule a surrender appointment. Pets can be surrendered by appointment only to ensure we have adequate resources to care for your animal.  

Surrender Fees

Dog: $50

Cat: $35

Small Animal: $25

Suggested surrender fees help to alleviate the costs of animal care.

If your pet has severe aggression or untreatable medical issues, we will most likely not be able to adopt them out. Please consult with your vet and explore other options, such as rescue organizations, before surrendering.