Surrendering your pet to the shelter should be your last resort. With more than 9,000 coming through our doors each year, the shelter is at or near capacity on a daily basis. We need your help to keep animals out of the shelter and in homes.
Please understand that if you surrender your pet to the shelter, your pet has a chance of being immediately euthanized due to lack of space.
If you have made efforts to rehome your pet and have been unable to find another home, you can surrender a pet, by appointment, at the Abilene Animal Shelter. Owners must make an appointment to surrender their pet.
Owner surrender appointments are limited to Monday through Friday, from 11 am to 2 pm. To schedule an appointment, call 325-698-0085. No walk-ins will be accepted.
When you come to the Shelter, bring the Owner Surrender Form (PDF) and any available vet/vaccination records. Please fill out a separate form for each pet.