5718 21st Avenue West Bradenton, FL 34209

(941) 792-2863

Surrendering Your Pet

*OWNER SURRENDERS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. PLEASE CALL (941) 792-2863 TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT. 

Bishop Animal Shelter accepts all breeds of domesticated dogs and cats, as well as many species of small animals and birds. All animals considered for the adoption program are screened based on health and temperament. 

Bishop Animal Shelter is a no-kill facility. This means that every healthy, treatable, and rehabilitatable animal that comes into our care will be placed in our adoption program to find their forever home. There is no fee to surrender a pet. 


To surrender a pet, please call us at (941) 792-2863 or email us at turnin@bishopspca.org with the following information:


  • Your name
  • Phone number (the Intake Coordinator will call you to schedule your surrender appointment) 
  • Type of pet (cat, dog, small animal, bird, etc.)
  • Sex of animal and whether or not it has been spayed/neutered
  • Pet's name and age
  • A brief description of the pet (including how long you've had the pet and where you initially got the pet)
  • Why you're surrendering the pet
  • Any medical history and vaccine status
  • Any images of the pet