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The majority of our animals enter our facility through shelter transfers. We rescue animals from local animal controls when their required stray holding period has ended & they have not been reclaimed. We are not licensed by the State of Illinois to take in stray animals. They must be surrendered to your local animal control.
We also take a small percentage of owner surrenders. Owners who wish to surrender their pet may either (a) call the shelter and complete an "Animal Intake Request" form over the phone or (b) complete an "Animal Intake Request" form on-line, save it, & email it to us as attachment, along with a picture of your pet. Dog intake applications should be sent to email@example.com, and cat intake applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Intake Committee reviews all owner surrender requests to determine whether or not the animal is suitable for our adoption program. If appropriate, an appointment will be arranged to assess the animal medically and behaviorally at which time a determination will be made on whether or not to accept the animal.
Please keep in mind that if your animal is accepted, there will be a surrender fee. Unaltered animals will require a $100 surrender fee and altered animals will require a $50 surrender fee.
We do not accept any walk-in surrenders. Animals abandoned on our property are turned over to animal control as required by law.