Unfortunately at this time we are not accepting owner surrenders.
We currently do not have the resources to accept new surrendered pets at this time, saying no is one of the hardest things we do. Until we have adopted out more of our furry friends we cannot take any new faces.
If you have adopted from us we will take back the pet, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject as: Previous Adopter.
Otherwise Petfinder.com is a great source to find other rescue groups for rabbits and small animals.
Surrendering is on an approval basis, please fill out the surrendering application. All surrendered pets MUST come cage, food and other supplies purchased with the pet. A fee will also be applied to help care for the animal, amounts vary based on type.
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!!!
What we can do:
PLEASE DO NOT GIVE YOUR ANIMAL TO A KILL SHELTER, STRANGER OR “RELEASE THEM TO THE WILD”
Because all of our animals are "prey" animals, we do not take in any predatory animals such as dogs, cats, snakes, etc. Taking in new and strange predators would upset all of the prey animals in our care. Please do not ask us to take dogs, cats, snakes, or other predatory animals.