How to owner surrender an animal?

We are  a tax-funded, municipal animal shelter and therefore we can only provide this service to Mansfield residents.  Owners who want to surrender their pets can bring them to the shelter at 407 Industrial Blvd. anytime during the following hours:

Monday-Friday  8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

We do not provide this service on weekends or holidays.

Please bring a valid form of photo ID showing your address inside the city  limits of Mansfield, such as a driver’s license or passport.  If your photo ID does not show your correct address, you will also need to provide a utility bill for proof of residency.

You will also need to provide proof of ownership and be able to provide documentation to support ownership of the animal, such as veterinary paperwork, divorce decree, etc.  Both owners, if married or a couple, must be willing to sign necessary paperwork relinquishing ownership of the animal and both must be able to provide a valid form of photo ID.  If the animal is microchipped, the owner on the microchip will need to relinquish ownership. Failure to provide this documentation may result in refusal of the animal.

There is a $30 owner surrender fee.  In special circumstances, elderly and/or handicapped residents may request an officer to pick up their pets if they are unable to bring them to the animal shelter themselves. 

The outcome for the animal (adoption, transfer to another agency, or euthanasia) is at the sole discretion of Animal Care & Control.

Animal Care & Control tries to find homes for every animal that comes to our shelter, but we can never guarantee placement for any animal.  For this reason, we ask that you use us as a last resort only after all other attempts to find your pet a suitable permanent home have failed.

This transfer of ownership is final and irrevocable and Animal Care & Control cannot call previous owners prior to any final disposition.


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1. What is considered an emergency call?
2. What do I do if I lost / found a pet?
3. Does my animal need to be vaccinated?
4. How to owner surrender an animal?
5. How many dogs and/or cats are allowed per household?
6. What do I do if I find an injured or dead animal?
7. What is the fee for adopting an animal?
8. How do I Register my Pet?
9. Can I have livestock and/or fowl in the City of Mansfield?
10. How do I report loose dogs, cats, and livestock?
11. How do I report issues regarding wildlife (ie. snakes, skunks, possums, etc)?