Q: Why do rescues charge a surrender fee?
A: Surrender fees apply when surrendering your pet. These fees help provide care, shelter, and food to your pet while they are in our care plus the services needed to get them ready for adoption. Surrender fees are listed at hbpets.org
The ASPCA estimates that every year, approximately 6.5 million companion animals arrive at local shelters. Animals arrive for a variety of reasons, strays, rescues, and surrenders. Homeward Bound Pets Humane Society helps our community dogs by kenneling and caring for those brought in by county Dog Control through the McMinnville Police Dept and Yamhill County Sheriff’s office. If dogs are not redeemed by their owners, the shelter and clinic get them ready for adoption. Good Samaritans bring in lost kitties in the county and if they do not get claimed by their owners, HBPets will get them ready for adoption as well. We love helping our community and 83% of the HBPets animals are from Yamhill County. If there is a call for help by other rescues and the shelter has the space, animals have been brought in from other states during floods, fires, and other emergencies.