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Surrendering Your Pet

Many Reasons Why
Surrendering a pet can be an emotional and upsetting experience. There are many reasons why people may find themselves in a situation where surrendering your pet may seem like the only option. However, so often there are resolutions to situations that appear to be insurmountable at the time.
“Often times there are resolutions to situations that appear to be insurmountable.”

The Humane Society of the Nature Coast is happy to work with you to help you determine the best possible solution for you and your pet. We have many resources and together we may be able to find a solution that will enable you to keep your pet in your home with you.

The Humane Society of the Nature Coast understands how difficult this time is. We are here to help you during this process. Call us : (352) 796-2711 to discuss your situation and consider your options before letting go of your faithful friend.

Owner Surrender Program

$100 per animal
$150 per litter
Surrender Fee

Please be advised, due to county ordinance, HSNC is not permitted to accept strays at our shelter. Stray animals must go through Animal Services.

HSNC has an Owner Surrender Program that intakes healthy/treatable dogs and cats to place for adoption in the shelter.

HSNC strives to keep our dog kennel and cat cottage full of adoptable animals at all times. The priority is to utilize space for Hernando County animals in desperate need and regularly save animals due to be euthanized at Hernando County Animal Services. As space allows our animal intake team will also work with owners like you.

Intake Criteria


Must be up to date on their Rabies, Distemper and Bordetella vaccine and Heartworm prevention including a negative test result in the past 30 days.


Must be up to date on their Rabies, Distemper and have a negative FELV/FIV test result in the past 30 days.

If your animal fits these criteria you may submit an Owner Surrender Application with a copy of the animal’s medical record and photo. The form is also available in our office or can be submitted online.

Our intake team will contact you and schedule an evaluation if your animal meets our criteria for a successful adoption candidate. A $100 per animal/$150 per litter Surrender Fee is requested of all individual animals to provide for their continued care.

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Additional Resources

There will always be more homeless animals than we can accommodate. If you have an adoptable pet that you need to have re-homed, we recommend that you contact all rescue resources in your area. Please note that most rescue groups are run by volunteers who do rescue work in their spare time. They need time to respond.