Surrender Application

At RASA we do not have a physical facility where we keep our rescues.  We have an amazing group of dedicated volunteers and fosters.  All of our rescues are placed in caring foster homes to give them their best chance at rehabilitation and in most cases the only exposure they have had to a loving atmosphere.

We are also a true NO KILL rescue.  What this means that unless an animal is in severe pain and there is nothing more the vet can do we treat that animal, no matter the cost or challenge this poses. 

It is so incredibly sad how many surrender applications we receive on a daily basis.  Although we wish we could take every animal and provide it with a safe and loving environment that is just not possible.  In addition to having their own pets, families and full time jobs, our devoted fosters have gone above and beyond taking in and doing more than they originally intended because the need is so great.

If you are considering surrendering your animal PLEASE RECONSIDER.  There are so many small animals in the rescues and the adoptions have been few.  If you think you do not spend enough time with your animal think about it spending its days with strangers in a cold atmosphere while the clock is ticking on how long that rescue can keep them.  Think about the commitment you made when you chose that little furry friend and what it will be like for them to no longer see your face, the only face they know.  Even the best shelter is not a replacement for a real home!!! 

At this time we CANNOT take in any surrender animals. It would not be fair to the rescues in our care or the incredible fosters taking care of them.

What we can do:

  • Put a curtesy post on Pet Finder.  Under our rescue’s page we will put an ad for your animal and assist you in screening applicants for your pet

  • Notify other agencies and rescues within our network that you have an animal in need

  • Do all we can to help you keep your pet (depending on the situation), this includes helping with vet needs, supplies, housing and education on the care of the animal.


*Are you at least 18 years old?
Yes  No  
*We prefer to contact people using email because this is the easiest way to keep track of everything. However, because some people don't check their email, we request that you please specify how you would like to be contacted:
Email  Phone  Either  
*What type of animal(s) are you surrendering?
Rabbit  Guinea Pig  Hamster  Gerbil  Mouse  Chinchilla
Rat  Bird  Sugar Glider  Hedgehog  Other  

Please describe the physical condition of the animal.  Does it have any health problems, such as allergies, teeth problems, etc.?  Health problems are rarely a factor in our decision about whether to take the animal.  However, we have had animals die when we did not treat them because their former owners did not tell us about the condition.  We also need to make plans to put the animal in a foster home that can appropriately care for the animal.
*Is the animal currently in your care (as opposed to a friend's or family member's)?
Yes  No  

We have certain surrender requirements.  For instance, we require that animals come with their cages.  In most cases, we also require a monetary donation to help us pay for your pet's care.  In all cases, we require that you drop the animal off at one of our foster's homes.  Please read about our surrender requirements here (it will open in a new window).  *Do you agree to the rescue's surrender requirements?
Yes  No  

*If RASA Rescue is able to take your animal, you will be required to sign all rights to the animal over to the rescue. Will you agree to sign your animal over to the rescue?
Yes  No