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TEMPORARY INTAKE PROCEDURES DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

CAP’s regular intake procedures are currently suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, we can take in a limited number of animals by appointment only. If you have a dog, cat, rabbit, or guinea pig to surrender to our facility, please complete and submit an intake appointment request. We will contact you by email within 48 hours to discuss if and when we can offer an intake appointment. If we accept your animal, a minimum surrender fee is required. (See chart below). At this time, the fee must be paid by credit card or debit card. No cash or checks will be accepted.

 

Minimum Required Surrender Fees

The fees shown below are the minimum that we require for each animal dropped off.  Donations to help cover additional common costs related to sheltering animals are greatly appreciated.

Each animal over 4 months of age $35 
Each animal under 4 months of age $15
Maximum per litter $50
Dogs over 50lbs  $50

 

Euthanasia Policy

Citizens for Animal Protection completely supports that no healthy, adoptable animal should be euthanized. To this end, CAP's priority is to not euthanize any healthy, adoptable animal to make room for more animals. Adoptable animals do not have a preset time limit, however they must remain healthy, both physically and emotionally. CAP will not allow any animal surrendered to us to suffer, nor will CAP risk the health or safety of our shelter animals by exposing them to contagious diseases or unsafe conditions. Euthanasia is a decision that may be made to prevent suffering, to prevent the spread of disease to healthy animals or when an animal poses a threat to humans or other animals. Euthanasia is performed by compassionate, experienced personnel and is a decision that is not taken lightly.