Surrender Fees - Michigan Humane Society

Surrender Fees

A minimal fee of $35 will be assessed for each animal surrendered to the Michigan Humane Society. The $35 fee covers only a portion of the average $192 it costs MHS to care for each animal.

Donations in excess of the $35 are encouraged and greatly appreciated, as MHS does not receive government funding, is not a United Way agency, and is not affiliated with any national humane organizations. Your tax dollars help pay for your local animal control, but they do not benefit the Michigan Humane Society, which is a private, nonprofit organization. Therefore, surrender fees are critical to helping us care for the animals coming through our doors each day.

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