Rehoming Your Pet
Before surrendering a pet to a shelter, MHS recommends first trying to find a suitable home for your pet by spreading the word among friends, relatives and co-workers.
Give yourself a few weeks to place the animal in a good home, and never give away your pet to someone without screening the person/home carefully and asking for references.
Please do not give your pet away "Free to a Good Home" as there are unscrupulous individuals who could harm your pet or sell the animal for research to make money. Asking a reasonable fee may help deter such people.