Surrender Your Pet
The Humane Society is here to help you explore your options
Make sure you have explored all of your options for keeping your pet before you make this difficult choice.
The decision to give up a companion animal is a difficult one. The Humane Society of St. Lucie County, is here to help you explore all possible options so that you can keep your animal, but we recognize that sometimes, giving up your companion is the best option—for you and for your pet.
Before you decide to give up an animal, ask yourself:
If the challenge you are experiencing is related to your pet’s behavior, is it something that possibly could be corrected with training or by speaking with a trainer? Contact the HSSLC for training class information. Read more on our classes: here.
- Medical care?
If the problem is health-related, is it something that your veterinarian may be able to help you with?
If you are suffering from animal allergies, are there steps that you can take to help control your allergies?
- No time?
If you are concerned that you simply don’t have enough time to spend with your companion animal, could you hire a pet sitter (or dog walker if it’s a dog) to help out?
- Be honest…
If your pet has a chronic health problem or one or more serious behavior issues, is it realistic to expect that another person will be more willing or able to deal with these problems?