At Northeast Animal Shelter, we aim to help as many animals, and people, as possible. To do so, NEAS places a large focus on our animal relocation program which transports animals from underserved communities across the country to Massachusetts, where the demand for adoption remains high. Because of this, our facility’s capacity is primarily dedicated to support this program, and we do our best to take in local surrenders when possible.

If you are no longer able to care for your pet and need additional information about how to re-home your animal, or need to speak with the shelter about surrender, please fill out the surrender inquiry profile and a staff member will get back to you as soon as possible.

More on Our Surrender Process

  • We ask that you fill out the above surrender inquiry form so that staff can reach out to you about scheduling a surrender appointment.
  • Gather your pet’s medical records, as well as the name and phone number of their most current veterinarian.
  • Please make sure dogs are on a leash and cats are in a carrier. If you do not have a carrier or leash at home you are welcome to come to our adoption center prior to surrendering your pet to pick one up.
  • Our Adoption Center requests a $150 donation for all animals to help cover the costs of the animal while it is in our care. If you are not able to afford a donation for your animal’s care, we will never turn away an animal based on inability to afford a donation.

Can we help you keep your pet? please visit our Community Outreach page to learn more about how we can help.