If you want to keep your beloved pet but are having difficulty affording pet food or vaccines please contact our Outreach Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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After reviewing the resources above if you are still unable to keep your pet please be aware that an appointment is required to admit an animal into our care to ensure we have space available. When you bring in a stray or owned animal we ask that you pay a $35 Transfer of Care Fee, which will cover a small fraction of our costs for admitting the animal and caring for his/her needs.
IMPORTANT NOTE: It is extremely important to come to your appointment at its scheduled date and time. If you are not able to make the appointment, we require that you either call or email to cancel/reschedule your appointment before the scheduled appointment time. This will give us the opportunity to schedule another pet that is in need. If you fail to come at the scheduled time and do not contact us to cancel/reschedule, a $10 appointment fee must be paid before we will reschedule the appointment.
Please note that HSWM does not accept checks.
Please bring any veterinary records that you have for the pet you are surrendering and be prepared to provide information that will assist us in properly placing your pet in a new home. Please also fill out the following form (one per animal):