The Madison – Oglethorpe Animal Shelter plans to begin implementing “scheduled surrenders” of animals, according to a press release.
The shelter has already taken in over 1,800 dogs and cats, puppies and kittens this year, and only accepts animals from Madison and Oglethorpe counties, shelter officials stated.
Beginning Oct. 1, in order to surrender an 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 necessary,” officials said. “Walk-in surrenders may have a wait as scheduled ones will take precedence.”
MOAS offers many resources and educational opportunities to help pet owners maintain the treasured bonds their 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,” shelter officials said. “We understand that there are sometimes circumstances that may prevent you from being able to keep your animal and we are here to help.”
Those bringing in pets for surrender will need to provide a current drivers license with a Madison or Oglethorpe County address, as well as the pet’s medical records. “Please consider a reasonable monetary donation to help us provide for your pet,” officials said.
The shelter also offers feral cat trap rentals. For more information on how MOAS can help, or to schedule an appointment, call 706-795-2868.