Owner Surrender 👋🏽

AAHS is a No-Kill Shelter

We’re dedicated to helping save lives and keep animals from being euthanized in Georgia. Animal controls are overrun with pets in need of our help and they are our first priority—we are a limited intake shelter and we work closely with our state animal control facilities to rescue animals in need.

However, we also help people who are in need of surrendering a pet. When you adopted your pet, the last thing you ever envisioned was having to give him or her up; but we understand that there can sometimes be extenuating circumstances. If you are no longer able to provide a safe and loving home for your pet, you may inquire about surrendering him or her to AAHS.

Things to Know 💡

Before You Surrender

  • If you’re struggling to afford vaccines or preventative healthcare for your pet, check out our low-cost clinic as a resource.
  • If you need help to provide food for your pet, check out our food bowl program that provides pet food to pet owners in need.
  • Under Georgia state law, we cannot accept abandoned or lost/found pets. We are happy to scan a pet for a microchip to help find the owner. You may also check out helpinglostpets.com to help reunite a pet with its owner.

How to Surrender

If you would like more information about surrendering your pet to AAHS, contact us and a staff member will contact you. You must be able to prove legal ownership of the pet in order for us to accept a surrender. Please keep in mind that we get many requests each day and do our best to reply to each and every one.

While we will do our best to help, we are not able to take in every animal we receive a request for. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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