Surrendering an animal
Pennington County Humane Society has limited admission. What this means is if we have space available we can intake animals. Surrenders are only taken by appointment.
Found a stray?
Stray animals are to go to Thief River Falls City Pound. You can contact law enforcement at 218-681-6161
Injured and orphaned wildlife-
Please contact DNR at 218-681-0946
Get answers to frequently asked questions about surrendering an animal to Pennington County Humane Society.
Why do I need to make an appointment to bring in a pet?
In order to ensure resources are ready and available when a pet arrives, PCHS requires a scheduled surrender appointment.
What types of pets does PCHS accept?
Pennington County Humane Society provides services for cats, dogs, rabbits, domestic rodents, ferrets, and hedgehogs. We do not accept exotic pets or livestock.
What should I expect from my appointment?
When you arrive for your appointment, please check in at the Office.
First, we'll admit your pet (if your pet shows aggression at intake, we will not complete the admission)complete intake forms and surrender fee. Most appointments will take 30-45 minutes per animal.
What do I need to bring to my appointment?
In addition to your pet, please bring your pets belongings. We ask you to bring items your pet is familiar with to ease transition . Examples would include a bed, blanket, food, collar, leash, and toys. Please bring a driver’s license or other government issued ID, proof of pet ownership, copies of veterinary records, and the surrender service fee.
Can I find out what happens to my pet after it's surrendered to PCHS?
Yes. If YOU contact PCHS, we'll let you know if your pet was adopted or placed with a rescue partner. However, we will not share adopter contact information or details about the rescue partner to which your pet is transferred