The Finality of Animal Surrender

Deciding to surrender an animal is a grave decision that should not be taken lightly. Surrendering an animal should never be the easy way out of the responsibilities, expenses, or medical care associated with pet ownership. This action has serious effects on the animal, particularly for sensitive creatures like pigs, who can exhibit signs of distress and sadness in such situations. We recognize that the decision to surrender an animal is never easy and often comes with heavy hearts and difficult circumstances. Our goal is to provide support and options for those facing the tough decision of surrendering their pet, ensuring the well-being of the animal is prioritized.

The Reality of Surrender:

  • Emotional Toll: Animals form deep bonds with their caretakers and familiar environments. Uprooting them can lead to visible signs of distress, (yes, pigs actually cry), which is indicative of their emotional turmoil.
  • Adaptation Challenges: Adjusting to new surroundings and caretakers can be incredibly challenging, often resulting in behavioral changes and a period of significant stress for the animal.
  • Last Resort: Surrender should only be considered when all other options have been thoroughly explored and deemed unfeasible.

Considerations Before Surrender

    1. Exhaust All Alternatives: Before considering surrender, explore all possible avenues to resolve the challenges you’re facing with your pet. This may include seeking behavioral training, medical consultations, or financial assistance programs.

    2. Community Support: Look to your personal network or community resources for support. Sometimes, a temporary arrangement with friends or family can provide the relief needed to keep your pet within a loving environment.

    3. Understand the Consequences: Acknowledge the negative emotional and physical impact surrender can have on your pet and on the resources of local rescues, shelters and sanctuaries, many of which are already stretched thin.


If, after thorough consideration and exploration of all other options, surrender remains the only course of action, we ask that you:


  1. Contact Us: Reach out to us using the contact information provided on our site. 

  2. Surrender Forms: If surrender is necessary, we will provide you with the surrender forms. These are essential for gathering comprehensive information about your pet, helping us ensure the best possible care and future for them.

  3. Completing and Submitting Forms: Fill out the provided forms with detailed and accurate information. Once completed, email them back to us. This step initiates the formal surrender process.

Acknowledging the Gravity of Surrender: 

This significant decision should be made with the utmost consideration for the animal’s welfare, recognizing the profound impact it has on their life. It’s also important to be aware of the current challenges faced by animal care organizations, which are often operating at or beyond capacity.  If you are contemplating this decision, we urge you to reach out to us first.

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