We understand that a wide variety of reasons might lead someone to consider surrendering a pet. We hold no judgement toward those facing this choice, however our highest priorities are to keep pets with their families whenever possible, and to keep animals out of the shelter. For this reason we've collected a number of resources to help you keep your pet at home. Most are focused on meeting needs - financial, medical, and behavioral. The rest are focused on rehoming your pet yourself, keeping them out of the shelter while you find them a new home. Click through to view the resources, and feel free to contact the shelter with any questions.

HSH provides intake services for Harlingen, TX and Cameron County, TX.

HSH accepts owner surrenders by appointment. Call (956) 425-7297 to schedule a time.

HSH cannot guarantee the outcome for any surrendered pet. HSH cannot provide updates or holds for surrendered pets. Surrendered pets do not have a hold period and are considered to be in HSH custody upon intake. Owners interested in reclaiming a surrendered pet must follow the standard adoption process. 

Surrender Fees

There is no fee for surrendering a pet or bringing in a stray, though we do ask for a donation to help offset the cost of care.

Intake Requirements:
– A valid government-issued ID
– Proof of ownership

Humane Society of Harlingen, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal welfare organization, operates a facility in Harlingen, TX, providing intake, adoption, foster, rescue, transport, wellness, and educational programs for pets and their people in Harlingen, TX and Cameron County, TX.

1106 Markowsky Ave, Harlingen, TX 78550  |  (956) 425-7297

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