Relinquishing

Everyone has a different reason why they must relinquish their beloved pet. Here at Friends of Scales (FoS), we believe in reducing as much emotional distress as possible. Every director and board member that makes decisions for FoS understands that this is a hard decision and often a difficult time for everyone involved.

To relinquish an animal, fill out the form below and one of our board members will contact you as soon as possible. Please keep in mind that we are a volunteer operated, foster based rescue that does not have a permanent staff, so please allow us up to 10 days to respond to your emails. You will be asked a few basic questions about the age, gender, and health of your animal. We will send you a link to schedule an appointment with one of our board members. Please, be advised that since we are a foster based organization, the relinquishment will take place at a personal residence.

A $50 donation per relinquishment is strongly recommended and greatly appreciated. Friends of Scales is a private, 501c3 not-for- profit organization with limited space and resources. We are very serious about not over-crowding or neglecting the animals in our care, and unfortunately must turn away relinquishments in some cases. If we are unable to take in your pet here at Friends of Scales, we will do our best to help you find a new home for your animal. As space becomes available, we will be more than happy to accept your pet into the rescue and begin looking for a new home.

Unfortunately, our rescue can NOT accept iguanas, red eared sliders, and painted turtles at this time. Granted, there are always emergency exceptions to this rule, however, there is limited space for "permanent" residents within the rescue which is, due to space, longevity, and care requirements what iguanas and red eared sliders typically become. If you have one of these animals in need of relinquishment we will do our best to point you in a direction that can help! We can often connect you with people that will take in your pet. If we do not have a contact with a private informal rescuer, we will utilize our presence on social media!

We will never question your reasoning for relinquishment, all we want to do is find a nice warm home for your cold blooded friend!

Relinquishment Form

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