Animal surrenders are only accepted from owners that reside in the Town of Cornelius. Those seeking to surrender their pet should bring proof of residency, previous medical records, and $40 for the impoundment fee. The fee is payable only by check and cash. Exact amounts must be provided for cash payments. 

While every effort is made to provide for the continuing welfare of a surrendered animal, the Town of Cornelius cannot guarantee the treatment, health, or safety of an animal after it is adopted or otherwise transferred to another entity, person, or organization. Further, The Town of Cornelius cannot guarantee that a surrendered animal will be adopted, rescued, will not be euthanized, or will not be transferred to another facility.

Please call the shelter to make an appointment for your surrender.