Owner Surrenders

Information about feral or community cats: Alley Cat Allies

Information on Surrendering Animals for Adoption:

By law, all lost, stray or abandoned animals must go to local animal control shelters so they may have the best opportunity to be reunited with their rightful owners. If you have found a stray, or wish to report a loose, injured, or abandoned animal or to report abuse, please contact your county animal control. Gwinnett County Animal Control may be contacted at 770-339-3200. There is more information on animal cruelty here.

The staff and volunteers of Georgia SPCA understand that there are many circumstances that may motivate a family to choose to relinquish their animal. We understand that it is not an easy decision and we are available 7 days a week to help with any animal related questions or concerns you may have.

Help with veterinary bills can be found here.

When all other options have been exhausted, Georgia SPCA accepts select animals for re-homing. An animal that has been fully vetted may be admitted for a $50 intake fee provided that proof of sterilization and all necessary tests and vaccines is provided. An animal that has not been vetted may be admitted for a $100 intake fee. This fee helps offset the sometimes large cost of feeding, housing, and veterinary services we will provide to make your surrendered pet ready for adoption.

Please email surrender@georgiaSPCA.org to ensure we have space to admit your animal before bringing them in. Include photos and as much information as possible about the animal. Someone will get back to you in a 2-3 business days. Phone calls about owner surrenders will be referred to the surrender email address.

If Georgia SPCA is unable to admit an animal into our adoption program, we will suggest the following alternative options.

Admission of any animal to the Georgia SPCA is based on the animal’s health, behavior, and adoptability. Animals are admitted when space is available and the intake fee is paid. Animal admission is at the sole discretion of Georgia SPCA management.