Owner Surrenders

Animal Surrenders


Q - DO YOU TAKE ANIMALS FROM THE COMMUNITY?

Yes, we do as long as these criteria are met or other arrangements have been made:

We must have space in one of our foster families, or in one of our partner programs at Petsmart.

The animal being surrendered must get along with other like animals.

We require a $250.00 and up surrender fee in some cases, but not all.

Dogs and cats under 5 years of age- The fee is $250 + $100 if the animal is unaltered.

Dogs and Cats 5 to 6 years of age- The fee is $250 + $100 if the animal is unaltered and the animal will be required to have a health exam by our Veterinarian.

Dogs and Cats 7 years of age and older- The fee is $2,000 and the animal will be required to have a health exam by our Veterinarian including a Senior Profile Blood Test.

Please understand: If your animal has significant medical or behavior issues, a past bite history or a feral cat: We will be unable to help. This non-profit is run by volunteers only and your request if it includes the issues above, you may not be contacted back. 


***PLEASE NOTE***

The expectation is that you have exhausted any and all of you personal resources (with the exception of an Ebarr alum-call us right away so we can assist you from the first step) ; including but not limited to; posting for help on your social media pages, friends and family, networking with your church group, and all other options. Rehome should be your last option as many animals end up euthanized at the shelter at no fault of their own. Animals should be taken on for the duration of their lives and problem solving should be the first step. Yes, it is uncomfortable asking for help and yes it is uncomfortable informing family and friends that you need assistance with an animal; however the animal did not ask that you give up on them and we expect that you exhaust every avenue before you rehome. 

Before contacting us you should have;

1. Informed your network for help.

2. Seen a vet in the case of behavioral or medical issues to rule out a medical issue.

3. Contacted a trainer (we will want that trainers name and number for collaborative purposes.)

4. Collected vet history paperwork and adoption history information. (if the animal came from another rescue, you must inform that rescue before approaching us.)

5. Problem Solved; find a solution to your issue; we have strong opinions about rehoming due to; minor behavior issues including-chewing, pooping or urinating in the house, digging, escaping, barking, etc., a change in lifestyle including- no longer having time, having a baby, moving, getting a divorce, loss of a job, pay cut, etc., and/or the animal grew out of baby stage and you are just not wanting to deal with the animal any longer. We are not saying we wont assist, however expect questions around these topics.

The sad reality is that keeping your animal home is the best option for them to have a good life. Many animals end up euthanized because their human whom the have grown to love gives up on them too soon. 

Ebarr will take back our animals without hesitation, however we need as much info right away that you can offer on the animal since leaving us. 


FOUND KITTENS

We are in full swing of kitten season. We are full and have no room to house more, however, if you are able to foster until adopted or place we may be able to help. If you are looking for a group to medially vet the kittens, we may be able to help. 

We try our best to help all animals in need, however, there are only so many spots to put them in: so please consider being a foster.

Please make every effort to find the momma. This task is critical in stopping the cycle, as well as giving the kittens the best start they can have. 


CAT SURRENDERS

If you are attempting to surrender your animal, our policy is briefly outlined below: surrenders have a cost involved and often must you to foster until the animal has a placement. The cat is to be friendly and without behavior issues. 


DOG SURRENDERS

If the animal you are inquiring about is a stray, please take it to a local vet or the shelter so efforts can be made to scan for a microchip and get the animal back to its owner. We CAN NOT accept stray animals as there is a legal protocol that has to be met including a 30 day waiting period (NO EXCEPTIONS). Please see your local shelter: Coco County or Antioch Animal Shelter website for instructions. 

If you are inquiring about surrendering a dog and have read the above information, or are attempting to rehome a former EBARR dog, please contact us. Please understand that we are not a shelter and finding a space for a dog can be tricky. 

If you have a litter of puppies or kittens and are unwilling to fix your momma and dad, we can not help. If the animal you are inquiring about is a stray, please take it to a local vet or the shelter so efforts can be made to scan for a microchip and get the animal back to its owner. We CAN NOT accept stray animals as there is a legal protocol that has to be met including a 30 day waiting period (NO EXCEPTIONS). Please see your local shelter: Coco County or Antioch Animal Shelter website for instructions. 


FORMER EBARR DOGS OR CATS:

It is part of the legal contract that you signed to contact us before you contact other rescues or surrender to a shelter. We will make every effort to assist in the process of re-homing. We do expect that you help us help you. We will need you to foster until adopted and communicate with interested parties. We adopt for life, we understand that things happen, and want to be sure your animal does not fall into bad hands. 

We expect that you have done everything in your power to avoid a re-home. We expect that you have reached out to all your network of people to re-home to a friend or relative. Please contact us so we can change the microchip information. If you have exhausted every effort please contact us with plenty of time to find a new owner. 


We are not a shelter. Our help is not a given or a guarantee. Again, we assist in helping place surrenders whenever possible, however, if there is an unwillingness to help us help YOU, this will not work. This understanding that all 3 of the people who run EBARR have full-time jobs as well as families. 

I wish I did not have to remind people to have some understanding around this, however, I do based on incidences on a weekly basis. We want to help you, but we will not if there is any rude, unwillingness, or entitled behavior; even if we agreed to help before. We will be forced to stop the relationship with you immediately.

If you have a litter of puppies or kittens and are unwilling to fix your momma and dad, we can not help. If the animal you are inquiring about is a stray, please take it to a local vet or the shelter so efforts can be made to scan for a microchip and get the animal back to its owner. We CAN NOT accept stray animals as there is a legal protocol that has to be met including a 30 day waiting period (NO EXCEPTIONS). Please see your local shelter: Coco County or Antioch Animal Shelter website for instructions. 

We expect that you have done everything in your power to avoid a re-home. We expect that you have reached out to all your network of people to re-home to a friend or relative. Please contact us so we can change the microchip information. If you have exhausted every effort please contact us with plenty of time to find a new owner. 

It is our mission to help animals in need to the best of our ability, however, we make no guarantees that we can make all humans happy in this process. 

Thank you in advance for understanding.....