Guardians sometimes see no alternative to surrendering their animal companion to an animal shelter. The problem could be the pet’s behavior or health problems, human allergies, having to move to housing that doesn’t allow pets, job loss, a lack of money, or neighbor complaints. If you’re thinking of giving up a pet (or adopting one) check out the links below first. They may help you resolve or prevent problems and sidestep heartache for you and trauma for an animal.

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Please note: The following links do not work in this initial release of The AU website (June 2013), but we will gradually be adding working links as soon as possible. Please check back soon. Also, please let us know if you have questions or topic ideas not covered below.