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Surrendering A Stray Animal 

Paws For Life NC has limited fostering capacity, and thus, a limit to the number of animals we can take in, and our priority will always be with shelter animals.  If you have a stray animal you are looking to surrender, you should:


  1. Be ready & able to foster the dog or cat until they are adopted. For 99% of the time, if you can't or won't foster, we will not be able to help. It will require you to submit a foster application and be screened the same as our other fosters.

  2. Be sure to follow the county reporting requirements for the county where the animal was found. We cannot legally re-home an animal unless we know proper steps were taken to find the rightful owner.  At a minimum:

  • Notify the shelter

  • Post on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Nextdoor, Craigslist, etc)

  • Execute required hold period

If you would still like to proceed, please click on the icon below to submit the surrender request.  Please note that submitting this form does not imply that Paws For Life NC will be able to take in your surrendered animal, it is purely a means to begin the discussion.


Notice About Feral Cats

Unfortunately, the volunteers here at Paws For Life NC are not able to take in feral cats! If you are needing to have them fixed, please contact Operation Catnip to get on their waiting list to have them trapped and fixed.

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