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Sometimes, good samaritans visit our facility with an animal they claim is a rescued stray. It is very important that the finder verify the exact location where the animal was found so that it can be confirmed to be within the City of Rosenberg’s jurisdiction. Finders must present a valid ID confirming their City of Rosenberg residency.
We try to keep families together in the City of Rosenberg, so our team will first ask questions to understand the reason for surrender. It may be an issue we can help resolve! Per City Policy, Rosenberg Animal Control and Shelter does not accept owner surrenders at this time. Stray-surrenders from the city may only be accepted from residents within the City-Limits of Rosenberg with a valid driver’s license or ID, and are subject to a $35 surrender fee PER ANIMAL. Below are a couple of suggestions, alternatives, and resources available to assist you in keeping your pet:
Friends & Family
Animal Services by Jurisdiction ONLY
IMPORTANT: When you surrender a pet, you are agreeing to give up all custody of the pet being turned in and understand that it will not be returned. In surrendering a pet you also understand that the pet may be euthanized at the discretion of animal control officials, at any time. If it is found that the stray animal you are delivering to the shelter belongs to you or to anyone in your household, you understand that you are committing a Class A Misdemeanor by knowingly making a false statement within a government record. Persons found making false statements shall be prosecuted for tampering with a governmental record pursuant to Texas Penal Code Section 37.10.
Upon intake, all animals are checked for a microchip, and if registered, owners are contacted immediately and notified they are able to redeem their pet. If unclaimed within three business days, the animal is put up for adoption. All dogs and cats are vaccinated and de-wormed as soon as they arrive. Our team strives for positive outcomes with all of our animals, whether that is through adoption, reunion, or rescue transfer. Animals with extreme health conditions or animals posing a public safety risk are subject to humane euthanasia.
Individuals or families interested in adopting a pet are asked to come for an on-site meet and greet. If they would like to move forward, a quick adoption counseling session with a staff member is the next step along with an adoption contract featuring a questionnaire. Once the contract is approved, a $99 adoption fee for dogs or $49 adoption fee for cats will be assessed. This fee covers the animal’s spay/neuter surgery, full vaccination panel, and microchip.