Surrendering an Animal

Cat Laying in a Cage

Before You Surrender

Please understand that when you release your animal to the Davidson County Animal Shelter it becomes the property of the shelter and may be euthanized within 72 hours or less. Owners must bring a valid ID to surrender their animal or could call animal control to have their animal picked up. Owners must live in Davidson County, our shelter cannot accept animals from other counties. 

Please note, the Davidson County Animal Shelter does not adopt out animals with the following characteristics:

  • Aggressive
  • Feral
  • Seriously injured
  • Sick
  • Vicious
  • Wild animals

These animals could be euthanized immediately.