Surrendering an Animal


Due to the high volume of unwanted puppies, kittens, dogs, cats & litters, the Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter is reaching out to the residents of these 2 counties in an effort to stop the overpopulation.  The shelter has already taken in over 1700 animals through August and we only accept surrenders from residents of these two counties.   Please check our promotions page for current specials that lower prices on our already low cost Spay and Neuter clinic.

Starting October 1, 2012, the shelter will move toward scheduled surrenders.  In order to surrender your unwanted puppy, kitten, cat, dog or litter you will need to contact the shelter and make an appointment.  We will still accept walk-ins, however, in order to better serve you and your companion animal, an appointment will be requested.   Walk in surrenders may have a wait as scheduled appointments will take precedence.

The Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter offers many resources and educational opportunities to help you maintain the treasured bond that you have with your animal companions. If you've exhausted these resources and feel that you have no other alternative, let's work together to ensure the best possible solution for you and your pet.  We understand that there are sometimes circumstances that may prevent you from being able to keep your animal and we are here to help.

When you bring your animal into our shelter for surrender, you will need to provide a current drivers license with a Madison or Oglethorpe County address and your pet's medical records.  Please consider a reasonable monetary donation to help us provide for your pet.