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For many people, surrendering a pet can be emotionally upsetting. Often a pet is surrendered because an owner simply has no choice, or is unaware of resources that can help keep them together with their pet. The Chemung County SPCA recognizes and appreciates that this may be a very difficult time for you and your family. Please know that we are here to assist you and to care for your pet if you must surrender it. After working with the shelter, you may find that there are other alternatives than surrendering your pet.
We will do our best to rehome your pet, however, we cannot offer an adoption or placement guarantee. If the animal is not appropriate for our adoption program, we will not be able to place it for adoption.
For example, we cannot place:
Your surrendered pet will be compassionately cared for during his/her stay at the Chemung County SPCA during which time the animal will be evaluated medically and behaviorally to assess the animal’s adoptability and to identify any concerns that could restrict or preclude the animal from finding a new home. The Chemung County SPCA takes the responsibility of your animal’s well-being very seriously and we have a team of compassionate and dedicated animal care specialists who will provide loving care during their stay.